Animated visual header

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    I would like to use an animated visual in the ”featured image”.
    I’ve tried with a gif but even if my file is good quality, the result is really bad, because WP compress it too much. Is there any solution to keep a good quality on this animated gif? Is there any other solution than a gif?
    Thank you

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    Hello Virginie,

    You are totally right. WordPress compresses the images to avoid any performance issues.

    Unfortunately, it’s not possible to upload the video using the Featured Image uploader. WordPress does not provide such option. So, the GIF format is the only way to show animation in the Featured Image section.

    On the other hand, “gif” images usually have a large size which has a negative impact on the performance on your site. As a result, you might lose your site visitors if your site is slow.

    I would recommend to use regular images for the Featured Image section, and use your animation in the page content.

    Hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

    Thank you,

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