GIF images in WordPress posts

I heard from a customer that they are having problems with a gif image in WordPress, it loads up ok and if you try to access it directly it will display but it doesn’t work in a post.

It worked for me though using the following steps

  • go to the Dashboard
  • create a new post
  • press the upload/insert icon (just above the content editing panel)
  • upload the file
  • insert the original size into the post
  • press publish

Here’s one of the automatically resized versions, which doesn’t animate. It looks like it’s the cause of the issue.