Every story needs a picture and these days it’s easy to find Creative Commons licensed photos that can be used with proper citing for free on your blog. You can browse and choose free photos for your posts in “armchair” comfort from your WordPress editor with the PhotoDropper plugin.
With PhotoDropper you will never be more than four clicks away from the perfect photo. Not only does PhotoDropper search for the perfect photo, it uploads the photo to your blog’s image library (no worrying about broken links) and handles the creative commons attribution.
To see the plugin in action watch the video and check out the slideshow for detailed how to instructions.
You can grab this great plugin from the WordPress Plugin Directory. The directory includes an overview by the plugin’s authors, simple installation instructions with a video, a FAQ that includes how to add a photo to your blog post and screenshots of the plugin’s interface.
How to Search and Add a Free Photo to Your Post with PhotoDropper
The finished results of “4 clicks”. A great and very cute photo of kittens in my post with a proper Creative Commons credit link provided by PhotoDropper without leaving the post editor.
This great tool tip points the way to the PhotoDropper button the first time you open your post editor after installing the plugin. Click the balloon icon in the Upload/Insert section to open PhotoDropper.
First timer users will be prompted to fill out this form. To get images with the correct Creative Commons license for your site, answer the first question. Submitting your email address is optional. Agree to the legal stuff and click the green Let’s PhotoDrop! button.
Type your photo search term in the form and fine tune the search by choosing options from the recency or sort by drop-down menus. Hit enter to search.
Click 3! Click to insert into post. You can also view the image on Flickr. Not the photo of your dreams? Choose back to search to select another.
Now for the best part your chosen image is uploaded to your Media Library and the Add Media dialog box opens. Now you have all the WordPress image tools available: add an alt text, chose alignment and image size. Click insert image and your done – in 4 clicks of the mouse!
Install the PhotoDropper plugin and find out for yourself how it easy it is find the perfect free photo for your next post.
Visit the Creative Commons site to learn more about how “Creative Commons lets people share their work (photos, writing, videos, and more) with the world so that anyone can use and remix their creations under the licensing terms the authors provide.” From the PhotoDropper Creative Commons page.
Looking for more Creative Commons Images or low cost royalty-free photos check out these articles:Sue Surdam | Artizon Digital | WordPress Specialist and Social Media Solutions | 503-577-1035