This theme component add a button to the composer that allows you to search for gifs and easily add the best one to your post.
After searching you get an infinite scrolling wall of related gifs:
Clicking one one inserts it on your current composer, which looks like:
The big differences are:
It uses animated webp instead of gifs, so it’s a lot more efficient for bandwidth.
It is a theme-component, so it is way easier to install and update.
It uses the Giphy API
Infinite Scrolling for results
Resulting gifs are downloaded to Discourse using our native bitrot protection. You can disable this behavior using existing settings if space is a concern.
No need to fiddle with nginx to setup a proxy for HTTPS
Obtaining a Giphy API Key
For the component to work you need to visit https://developers.giphy.com/dashboard/?create=true and click like:
Fill up the form and the API key will be show as:
After that visit the theme-component page in Discourse and fill up the settings: