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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 site.

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


The GIF block is available on all Jetpack-connected sites.

Adding the GIF block

You can add the GIF block by searching for “gif” or selecting it from the Jetpack section of the block selector:

Search for the GIF block.

See Jetpack Blocks for detailed instructions on adding blocks.

Enter a search term for your GIF and click the Search button.

Search a GIF.

You’ll see a row of thumbnail images. The first GIF will automatically be selected, which you’ll see as a large GIF below the row of thumbnail images.

Choose your GIF.

Click a thumbnail image to select the GIF you want to use. You also have the option of entering a caption that will be shown below the GIF.

If you know the exact URL of the GIF you want from, 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 toolbar.

Block Settings

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

Block settings.


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.


No GIFs are displayed when I search.

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

Still need help?

Please contact support directly. We’re happy to advise.

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 searches 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


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