Ok so i finally got some help and i had to make sure the size of the image was no larger that my themes restrictions – i made the width of the images 640px and it now works fine…yay!
I have been trying to upload a .gif (see post here). I can see the .gif moving perfectly in the ‘edit post’ page, but it is a still frame in my post.??? I have read http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/animated-gifs?replies=23 but even after clearing ‘width’ and ‘length’ and making sure there are no weird numbers at the end of my source, still no hope!!!