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Gifload automatically extracts thumbnail images from GIFs and uses those for lazy-loading the page.
The GIF can be in the post’s body or thumbnail, Gifload will intercept it either way and optimize the image.

Thumbnails will be extracted in the same folder of the original GIF.
If a .mp4 file with the same name is available, it will be used in place of the GIF (because videos are smaller and faster to load).


  1. Upload the plugin directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


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