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GIF Block

The GIF block allows you to easily search for and embed an animated GIF image from Giphy directly into a post or page on your WordPress site.

Add a GIF by selecting the GIF block from the inserter icon.

Requirements

The GIF block is available on all Jetpack connected sites.

Adding the GIF block

You can add the GIF block by searching for ‘gif’ and/or selecting it from the Jetpack section of the block selector:

See Jetpack Blocks for detailed instructions on adding blocks.

Enter a search term for your GIF and click Search.

You’ll see a large GIF and a row of thumbnail images, from which you can choose an alternative GIF to be displayed.

Click a thumbnail to select the GIF you want to display, then optionally enter a caption that will display below the GIF.

If you want to find a different GIF, enter a new search term in the search bar and click Search.

If you know the exact URL of the GIF you want from https://giphy.com/ you can enter that in the search bar to display that specific GIF.

Block Toolbar

Click on the block to display the block toolbar. The GIF block offers the following options in its toolbar:

These options allow you to select from the following alignments for your GIF:

  • Left align
  • Center
  • Right align
  • Wide width
  • Full width

Block Settings

Every block has specific options in the editor sidebar in addition to the options found in the block toolbar. If you do not see the sidebar, click the ‘cog’ icon next to the Publish button.

Advanced

The Advanced tab lets you add a CSS class to your block, allowing you to write custom CSS and style the block as you see fit.

Troubleshooting

No GIFs are displayed when I search

This means that there are no results for your search terms. Try searching directly on https://giphy.com/ and entering a Giphy URL in the block’s search bar instead.

These are not the GIFs I’m looking for

The GIF block only displays 10 search results. For more GIFs, try searching on https://giphy.com/ and entering a Giphy URL in the block’s search bar.

If you’re having any trouble with the GIF block, please contact support for help.

Privacy Information

This feature is activated by default. It cannot be deactivated.

Data Used
Site Owners / Users

We send an API request (HTTP) from the editor view directly to Giphy. This includes the IP address and search criteria.

Site Visitors

An iframe is inserted into the page, using an HTTP connection. The iframe is governed by Giphy’s privacy policy.

Activity Tracked
Site Owners / Users

We don’t track any activity. For details of what Giphy tracks, refer to their privacy policy.

Site Visitors

We don’t track any activity. For details of what Giphy tracks, refer to their privacy policy.

Data Synced (Read More)
Site Owners / Users

We sync the Giphy search term and the Giphy image URL, as part of the post content.

Site Visitors

None.

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