Adding free stock-images can make your posts richer. But doing it “by-the-book” can be a tedious task. Learn how to use a great solution.
A picture is worth a thousand words…
But adding a stock-image to your WordPress post can be a hassle. You need to:
- Find a nice photo, and make sure it is royalty-free (unless you are feeling rich).
- Download it, and upload it to your WordPress.
- Mention the creator and link to its profile, because it is either required or just nice.
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This is quite a chore. You will probably skip one of the steps or cut corners, which means you might miss opportunities, or even get into some troubles.
Luckily, Jetpack and Pexels have a hidden solution for you. I call it hidden because it is nowhere to be found in the Jetpack settings. But, when Jetpack is installed, you can find an option to add a free Pexels image, under “Select image”:
The option is there for featured images as well. Just find a photo you like and that’s it. It will come with the appropriate attribution to the creator and a descriptive
A Jetpack-Pexels partnership and a hidden feature allow you to simplify the otherwise tedious task of adding free stock-images to your WordPress.