How to change both WordPress profile photos

If you use WordPress you will probably see two different profile thumbnails – one on the top right of your screen and one on the top left. For me, the one on the top left shows when I post links on Facebook.

I battled a while today to find where to change them both.

The one on the top left is changed by:

  • Dashboard
  • Settings (the last option)
  • General
  • and then on the top right of your screen you should find an option to change it


The one on the top right is changed by

  • Click on the icon
  • settings (this screen should have blue border at the top)
  • Public profile
  • Gravatar

It may not change immediately for several reasons – you may need to empty your cache, Facebook may not update its caches immediately and WordPress can sometimes take a while to refresh.

Hope this helps someone else out there!


Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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