Finding photos to use throughout your site is one of the first major challenges a client will face when deciding to construct a website. Although there are numerous ways online to purchase imagery, through photostock databases, local photographers and more, purchasing each image can get time consuming and expensive.
The reality is, there is also a tremendous amount of royalty free imagery that is uploaded to the web with a very specific licence type: Creative Commons. More specifically, the license types that allow for commercial re-use without attribution.
To make the process of finding images quick and easy, we've integrated access directly to the flickr creative commons database within your wordpress admin area.
You'll find it quick and easy to search for and identify images you'd like to use and add them direct to your media library knowing that you have full authority to reuse and display these images on your site!
Accessing your flickr database:
Select "Add Media" button shown above the Visual Editor.
This provides access to your media library on all page types mentioned above. You may add images from your own existing library, upload new images or create galleries as well. For the purposes of this tutorial however, we will be using the tab shown on the left of the window for flickr pick-a-pic.
Select "Flickr Pic-A-Pic" from the left hand column and search an image by typing a kerword in the search box and hit enter.
Select an image from the results of your search query:
Clicking 'Choose' will download the image to your library, but will not place it on the page until you choose from the options on the following page:
Here you can edit the picture's name, select an alignment and size and insert it into the post or use it as the featured image.
Once placed on your page, you may use it or remove it, it's now in your library for future use!
This library of images is updated regularly with fresh uploads from around the web.
It is especially helpful for:
A. obtaining images for your regular blog posts
B. Selecting images for your featured areas
C. Selecting images for new page content