Most of you when starting out do not have a budget to get images taken or to purchase stock photos. If you’re a half way decent photographer you can just use your cell phone or other camera. But sometimes you still can’t find “that” image you are looking for.
Check out Pixabay
At Pixabay you can find Beautiful Free Images, with over 1.1 million images and videos shared by their generous community. No more searching Flickr or Google and filtering for properly licensed images.
What is Pixabay:
Pixabay is a vibrant community of creatives, sharing copyright free images and videos. All contents are released under Creative Commons CC0, which makes them safe to use without asking for permission or giving credit to the artist – even for commercial purposes.
There is a plugin for Pixabay
Get the Pixabay Plugin here -> https://wordpress.org/plugins/pixabay-images/
The plugin allows you to search directly from the Add Media button when publishing a post. I used it for the gallery below.
I won’t say the plugin is Great. I do think it is a good plugin. The reason for not saying great is because using it to create a gallery seems a little clunky. I don’t think this is a problem with the Pixabay or the developer. I think it’s just the nature of the beast and the media feature of WordPress.
Either way I have it installed here and it’s good enough to use.
You don’t need my help to install this plugin. It’s simple for anyone.