If you work in a modern office, or happen to visit the Internet frequently, you have likely seen friends and co-workers sending animated GIF images around.
Popular sites like Giphy are dedicated solely to the collection and sharing of these types of images.
Though mostly shared for a quick laugh, GIFs can now play a more significant role in your overall content strategy. And JetPack is making this even easier to facilitate than you might think.
Using GIFs in Posts and Pages in WordPress
Sites like Giphy make it pretty easy to grab and embed images in your posts and pages.
All you need to do is go the website, search for an appropriate GIF, copy the embed code, and paste it into your page content.
Speed Up The Process With JetPack
The popular JetPack plugin for WordPress brings the smart features WordPress.com hosted sites to your self-hosted installation.
If you don’t know about JetPack, you should seriously consider giving it a try. Our upper tier WordPress Hosting packages come with an upgraded license for JetPack to unlock the primo features, but you can also test out a free version.
But here’s the fun part: JetPack has its own set of Gutenberg blocks.
(If you’re not familiar with Gutenberg, it’s the new WordPress editor that lets you add reusable content blocks into your posts and pages with a few clicks.)
JetPack now has a GIF block you can add into a post by clicking the little + sign in the editor.
For detailed instruction, check out our full Support Center guide on how to add GIFs to posts and pages using JetPack.
Get Started Today
That’s as easy as it can get. So you no longer need to search the web for the appropriate GIF. You can do it right from within WordPress.
I think we’re going to see a lot more WordPress bloggers using GIFs in their posts now that they can easily add them using the JetPack plugin.