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[Resolved] Animated/Rotated Thumbnails

  • Hi again,

    While I was working on the thumbnails generated by the shortcode, I realised that I wasn’t able to use an animated gif thumbnail, ie. when uploaded, it only shows the first image in the animation.

    I was wondering if there was any way to set up the shortcode so that for each post thumbnail it shows an random array/rotation of the images that are attached to the post, or an animated gif?

    Thanks in advance.


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  • Plugin Author Sudar Muthu


    My plugin is not processing the shortcode in any different way.

    How are you generating the thumbnails and shortcode? Are you using any other plugins?

    I have generated the animation using an external software which converts the multiple images into an animated gif which I save onto my computer. I then upload the gif into my WordPress image library and set it as the ‘Featured Image’ for the post within the post itself. I assume this is the image that the Posts by Tag plugin uses as the thumbnail for the listings?

    I am not using any other plugin for generating the animated thumbnail. I use the shortcode provided by Posts by Tag to list the posts.

    Plugin Author Sudar Muthu


    Does the animated gif appear properly on the normal posts page?

    I guess when you select a gif as featured image, it is cropped again by WordPress.

    Yes, it does appear in a post if I use the animation. I will try to configure it so that the animation is the same size of the WordPress thumbnail and see if that makes a difference.

    Thanks for your help.

    I managed to get this to work by making the image thumbnails in the animation the same size as the WordPress thumbnail. Thanks for your help.

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