If you want to add an avatar image which appears next to your name on the forum, here’s how to do that:
After logging in, click on “your account” in the sidebar to the right
Scroll down to the avatar section of your profile and upload an image
That’s it! Your image will be hosted on Chengdu Living and will appear on the forum
Some background information on this: previously, we were using a service called Gravatar which is a cloud-based global avatar service which is built into WordPress. Unfortunately, it is blocked in China, so we have removed it from Chengdu Living (to increase speed for users without a VPN), so in the future all avatars will be hosted here on the site, and not on Gravatar servers as they were in the past.