Best Plugins for Using Creative Commons Images in WordPress

Written by Jean Galea
Written by Jean Galea

Last updated on 25 Oct 2013

When writing in a blog, it's always better to include images and thus make your articles more attention-grabbing. Here are some plugins which make things easier for you.

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When writing in a blog, it’s always better to include images and thus make your articles more attention-grabbing. Here are some plugins which make things easier for you.

Attributron 2000

attributron

This plugin adds attribution inputs to the media uploader and “edit media” page. It includes a number of creative common license, public domain, fair use, and standard copyright. It will link back to the author’s page at either the end of a post/page and/or the attachment page. If you have a Flickr API key, it can automatically pull information for Flickr images (copyright, author name, title, description, etc). It adds a few settings to the Media settings page. You can add a Flickr API key, or display Creative Common logos for their respective licenses.

This is my favourite plugin for adding attributions, but you need to import the image first, either manually or through another plugin.

Download Attributron 2000

Pixabay Images

pixabay

Pixabay Images is a WordPress plugin that let’s you pick CC0 public domain pictures fromPixabay and insert them with just a click anywhere on your blog. The images are safe to use, and paying attribution or linking back to the source is not required.

Features include:

  • Search Pixabay’s public domain pictures via “Add Media” button inside the editor.
  • Filter search results by image type (clipart, photo) and/or orientation (landscape, portrait).
  • Preview images in paginated search results.
  • Direct image uploads to WordPress’ media library.
  • Use of standard media dialogues for editing and inserting images.

A solid plugin for searching and inserting images directly from WordPress.

Download Pixabay Images

Photodropper

photodropper

PhotoDropper is a WordPress Plugin and it is designed to take the frustration out of finding the perfect image for your blog posts.

With over 243,800,000+ free images (via Creative Commons license) and 10,000,000+ premium images available at your fingertips, you’ll be able to impress your readers and search engines like Google.

PhotoDropper let’s you add great photos to your website with just 4 simple clicks.

You no longer need to visit multiple different photo sites to find the right image and license. PhotoDropper does all the searching for you… it even handles the attribution.

What’s this mean to you?

You can spend more time creating great content that your readers and search engines will love.

Who Is PhotoDropper Great For?

PhotoDropper is used all over the web on sites ranging from the very large to the very small. Here is a quick list of our most passionate users.

  • Professional Bloggers
  • Amateur Bloggers
  • Students
  • Blog Editors
  • Multi-Author Blogs
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Fortune 500 Companies
  • Major Magazines

PhotoDropper is perfect for anyone looking to quickly and seamlessly add great photos to their website. Give PhotoDropper a try today.

Download PhotoDropper

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<span style="font-weight: 400">Written by: </span>Jean Galea
Written by: Jean Galea

Jean Galea is an investor, entrepreneur, and blogger.

He is the founder of WP Mayor, the plugins WP RSS Aggregator and Spotlight, as well as the Mastermind.fm podcast.

His personal blog can be found at jeangalea.com.

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  1. I have just recently released a new alternative to the plugins mentioned here that also makes finding and inserting creative commons images super easy. WP Inject takes a slightly different approach by using a metabox in the WP editor for search and has some more features I needed personally (e.g. filename templates and integration with WP SEO by Yoast). Feel free to check it out here: http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-inject/

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