It seems like at some certain update of Discourse GIF uploading is disabled. Our forum(Updated to latest) cannot support uploads of GIFS in posts and also as user background cards/profile background. I used an older instance(v2.3.0.beta10 +176) and I was successfully able to still use GIFS in posts and in background images. Is there a method to reenable direct GIF uploading?
This was just discussed here (20 days ago). While they ended animated GIFs for avatars, they should still work for user cards. However, the last poster said they’re not working on his site.
Animated GIF avatars no longer supported by default - #24 by Falco
Hi, you can use this theme component to upload GIFs into your posts