Adding Gravatar to your App
Created by Catherine Jones
Gravatar is a service for hosting user avatars. If you sign up with Gravatar you don’t need to upload your picture for a lot of services, as it automatically detects it from Gravatar.
This guide assumes that you have already built a Rails Girls app by following this app development guide and added authentication using Devise.
You need to have an e-mail address registered with Gravatar for this to work. If you do not already have one you can go to gravatar.com.
1. Add the Gravtastic gem
At time of writing the Gravtastic Ruby gem is archived and no longer maintained. If you know of a maintained alternatives, please update the guide.
Open up your gemfile and under your
devise gem add
In the terminal run
This will install the gravtastic gem. Then remember to restart your rails server.
2. Set up Gravatar in your app
app/models/user.rb, and add these lines
right after the first line.
3. Configure Gravatar
app/views/layouts/application.html.erb and in the
section but before the
And, put the following code to the bottom of
Now open you app in your browser and login with an e-mail address that is associated with a Gravatar. You should be able to see your Gravatar.
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