Discourse Gifs

The issue I’m having is that the “GIF” icon doesn’t show at all when I change uploads to use Amazon S3. Rebuilding my site didn’t help. I just deleted and reinstalled the component, still no luck. This is how it appears, icon should be between the calendar and gear icon, but it’s empty, GIF still work though.

Screenshot 2021-11-14 at 18.33.56

My version of discourse is: 2.8.0.beta7 on DigitalOcean

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having this same issue, only it was working yesterday. I then added cdn+s3 uploads+cdn and it has stopped working. Everything else works properly, both cdn pulls work well. Using DO Spaces + Bunny CDN.
Tried clearing both cdn pulls’ cache, didn’t matter, the GIF svg doesn’t load properly.

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I’ve got another site that’s doing something strange with svg on an S3 bucket. I haven’t figured out what’s going on, though.

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Hey y’all, thanks to sponsorship by @PaulinaMX :heart:, and PR review by @pmusaraj & @Falco :pray: Discourse Gifs component now has the choice of Provider between Giphy and now Tenor :tada:

There are several new settings that relate to Tenor, not least a separate API key!

As ever get that key at the official Tenor site: GIF API - Better, Faster & Free | Get Your GIFs with Tenor

NB due to the necessity to keep this compatible with existing installs, one of the settings names is slightly misleading: giphy locale is the locale used for either provider!

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On the contrary, @merefield thank you very much for your help, now we are happy in my forum to be able to use Tenor gifs in a lighter format.

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I was super excited to see this, as I’ve been hesitant to add Facebook gifs (giphy) into my forums, not knowing what type of tracking they can achieve…and then I looked up Tenor and realized it’s owned by Google :man_facepalming:

Regardless, I’m grateful that you all added a non-FB option. Thank you!

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One of the great advantages of Tenor is that you can upload your own gifs to your channel to insert them in the forum without having a verified account such as Giphy, we now have our channel with Tenor, we upload our gifs there and insert them into our forum.

Happy So Excited GIF

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Is there a way to populate the gif listing section pre-search with some of gifs? Something like What’sApp or Telegram is doing by showcasing some popular gifs prior to searching for a keyword. Seems kind of empty now when users press on the GIF button. Just a though.

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Question: Have you already installed the component and acquired your api key with Telnor?

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@dnfoz

It is very important that when you save your gifs on your Tenor channel, you must add the correct tags to later locate them, for me the easiest way to find them is by typing the name of my channel (@forosmx) in the search

For example:

This is my channel:

And this is how I find the gifs to use in my forum:

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Hello, I have a little problem when I want to insert a gif in the Discourse chat, when I do the search and choose the gif only a text appears with the measurements, I don’t know if it is the right place to talk about the problem or if I have to do it in another part, if you can guide me please.

I am using Tenor provider.

Tenor-Gif

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You must be running the latest version of the chat plugin.

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Ok thanks, one question, is the latest version of the plugin compatible with Stable 2.8.1?

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Not sure, as we do not run stable and the chat plugin is still on alpha and rapidly changing.

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Ok, I got it, thank you very much.

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@RGJ Question, When the chat runs in stable, then will I have the latest version of the plugin on my forum?

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No, the chat plugin is still on alpha and rapidly changing, and the latest version of the chat plugin does not work on the stable branch of Discourse, so we pin it to an earlier version.

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Oh perfect, I had not understood the matter well.

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The GIF text icon disappeared and after trying to delete and reinstall the component I’m getting this error.

Error with icons-sprite: #<TypeError: no implicit conversion of nil into String>

Button works but the GIF sprite is not visible.

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Hi, is there any solution to this? @Falco

It’s weird to see that Meta has it’s GIF sprite in place. We are currently at 2.8.1 (stable) and yet to upgrade to 2.8.2, but the problem persists before that when we were at “latest”, around a month or so ago.

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