It is possible to add a gif file in the readme.txt file of wordpress plugin in the wordpress.org plugin repository?

My plugin url is https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-toggle-comments-form-fields/

I don't want the image in the screeshot section - I need the image in the description section.

I know that i can insert a video but in my plugin a little gif will be ok...

  • Erez, please use proper upper and lower case characters - this is no chat and questions serve as reference for later visitors as well. Also: Are you talking about the wordpress.org plugin repository? Have you already tried it? If yes: Then how? Show us with an edit to your question, please.
    – kaiser
    Oct 30, 2014 at 12:38

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While I cannot remember on top of my head live example of plugin with a gif, there are quite a few with videos and at least ones using animated PNG as header (AJAX Comment Loading).

So I would say — yes you can, but no guarantee it will end up well. It's not explicitly forbidden or allowed either. :) Might be better to load gif from plugin too (like screenshots) and not as external resource.


Rarst - Thanks for your answer.

I found that you can't add image at all to the description tab, you can add only video from youtube, vimeo or wordpress in this tab.

You can add a jpg , png or gif (animated gif too) to the screenshoot section or to the banner that appear in head of plugin page.

In other words you can add any type of images to files that go to assets folder that its means screenshoots, banners and etc.

In my case: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-toggle-comments-form-fields/ I added a youtube to the description tab and a animated gif to the screenshots tab

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