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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.com site.

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Using the GIF block

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Add the GIF Block

Add the GIF block to a page or post by clicking on the + Block Inserter and searching for GIF. Alternatively, you can type /gif on a new line and press enter.

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Adding a GIF block with the slash command

For more, visit our detailed instructions on adding blocks.


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Using the GIF Block

Enter a search term for your GIF and click Search.

You’ll see a large GIF and a row of thumbnail images. The large GIF is the GIF that will be displayed on your site.

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Searching for a GIF using the GIF block

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.

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.


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Block Toolbar

The GIF block toolbar shows the options to align the GIF to the left, center, or right. It also includes wide and full-width options if supported by your theme.

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GIF block toolbar

Advanced

The advanced tab lets you add a CSS class to your block, allowing you to write custom CSS and style the block. Learn more.

The advanced section lets you add a CSS class to your block.
The advanced section lets you add a CSS class to your block.

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