Discussion on Hyena - GIF Animation Controls for WordPress


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Hi, Click on play button is not working in chrome at my side. It’s fine with touch but not with mouse click. It’s fine in Firefox as well but not in chrome. Would you please check this?

Hi, this is the 3rd time I’ve had someone report and issue with Chrome and I’ve just checked it for the 3rd time and cannot see an issue. The previous 2 times were because of a browser extension users had installed – could this be the case here? I’ve cannot confirm this in Chrome on my side.


mid0nz Purchased

I’ve installed Hyena but when I go to the admin panel and select a gif nothing happens in the preview and I get this shortcode: [wp_hyena imageurl=’’ data_hyena=’{slate}’] which seems to be missing an image URL? Also when I try using the shortcode, my site simply ignores it. I’m really excited to get this working. Can you help?

Hi mid0nz, if you email me directly with a link I can check this out asap. Thanks!


ibicek Purchased

hi just purchased plugin

When play-stop-play gif , it returns to first frame or stopping on first frame. Is there any way to stopping on exact frame an continue from that frame?


Hi, Sorry Hyena doesn’t split GIF frames.

so i just purchased it but theres a problem. i applied it to the feature image but it has no effect?? i need help

hi , i just emailed you

is there any updates?

Hi, please be patient as I look into this – it is the weekend. Thanks!


The plugin is causing some issues with theme files and causing images to expand unnecessarily. Can you please help us resolve the issue or give us a refund asap.

Hmmm… I believe I would need a way to troubleshoot this? You can message me directly with your link. Thanks


yume400 Purchased

Is it possible to make the gif loading asynchronous during the normal page loading? Thanks

Hyena doesn’t handle any loading-related properties of the images, just playback control.


truecph Purchased

I am having big issues with the plugin. It does not accept gifs already in the media library, and when I select a new one and upload it, it does not parse the url for the gif = I cannot see a preview.


It would be nice with a little documentation on what slate is and speed and so – just so there is not so much trail and error when trying it out

Thanks – I’ll look into this, in the meantime please feel free to contact me directly with Theme details.

Presale question: Is there an option to begin an animation on hover and have that animation continue to the end of the GIF’s timeline even on rollout? In other words we don’t want the animation to stop until the end of it’s timeline is reached. Similar to this link without the pause: https://css-tricks.com/examples/DifferentTransitionsOnOff/

Thank you, InHouse

Hi, GIFs are reset on mouseout. Thanks!


TotemDC Purchased

Hi, theres is some way to stop a gif and freeze the state of it? thanks and sorry for my english.

Hi, sorry – Hyena doesn’t break GIFs into frames so there wouldn’t be a way of doing this.

h installed but menu button on the side does not show? I unable all the plunging but still nothing show on menu

Sorry for the delay, will respond to your email today. Can you email me with a link to your site and login credentials if possible? Thanks!

I tried viewing the demo on my phone and the players don’t appear to be responsive. Is this because the example page isn’t setup to be responsive or the actual plugin doesn’t support it?

The plugin is responsive (players are based on their parent containers), just checked the demo too (a quick check on my desktop) and all looks good.


Can this plugin convert gifs to mp4?

Hi, no – the majority is free/similar plugins use video. Hyena doesn’t use video which allows for better compatibility and customization – the whole purpose of this plugin ;)

Hello! I’ve installed this plugin, but it doesn’t seem to play the GIFs, it only shows the first frame and then the final one. Nothing in between? I’ve tried it on a default wordpress install and it’s not working. Is this plugin still supported?