The .gif Friday Post No.94 – Trouble in WorpDress City: Reanimating Animations UPDATED


[See update below.]

Folks, many of us who use WordPress noticed recently that our posted .gif animations won’t animate once posted, even though the animations work in the “Edit Post” view, like this one:

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The .gif file above and the one I posted below are from the same file, but the one below runs.  The solution is easy… unless you have several hundred .gif animations already posted on your blog, like we do.  I hope WP fixes the glitch.  TechTalk continues below, after the break.

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Quick! Run and tell WordPress!

bull clunk_Threadbombing

Meanwhile, here are a couple of Buttheads.

NOBODY can play the jukebox like Brando.

TechTalk below:The key to restoring .gif animations on WP is here:

Scroll down to 25 August 2009. You need to post your .gif animation, go into HTML mode, and delete the following (leaving /> at the end of the thread):

width=”144″ height=177″

In other words, you delete the size command.  Although this is a criticism of WP for messing with what already works, I still like it better than Blogger.


[Update: When this was originally posted, I wasn’t aware of the properties of .gif animations, that you can’t resize them without a program like JASC. I’ve learned since then, and this rant about WorpDress was due to my lack of experience, not a problem with WP. –Bunk]

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6 Responses to “The .gif Friday Post No.94 – Trouble in WorpDress City: Reanimating Animations UPDATED”

  1. nursemyra Says:

    oooh brando… *swoon*

  2. Heather Says:

    Hi there. This is an effect of some recent changes on our end. If you remove the width and height attributes from the img tag, you’ll find that the animations start working again 🙂


  3. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Heather– Yeah, I got that part. The question I had was whether WP intended to repair this problem, or do I start repairing each of the approximately 500 .gifs I posted previously. :[

  4. Tony Says:

    Daisy, did that hurt you as much as it hurt me????

  5. Tony Says:

    I can’t stop watching the bovine collision. See what happens when you don’t stay on your own side of the road

  6. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Tony– Too bad the circling stars and little birdies weren’t captured by the camera.

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