How to use the Free Photo Library on your site in Wordpress

How to use the Free Photo Library on your site in Wordpress will show you the step-by-step instruction for using the Free Photo Library to find copyright-free images to use on your site.

As you have might already know, The Free Photo Library contains over 40,000 free and also high-quality photos with the permission of Pexels. As a result, you can insert directly these photos from the WordPress.com editor. If you are a WordPress.com member, lucky you, because it is free and always available.

There are two ways that you can use to access free photos, namely directly from the post or page editor and also from within the Media Library. Remember that any images that you use will be imported to your Media library, and it will add up to your site’s storage limits. From here, we will move to the main point of this article.

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1. From a post or page

At the very first stage, you need to navigate to the Editor of your existing post or while creating a new one. When the Editor is opened, hit a click at the + Add button at the top-right corner to open the media options.

How to use the Free Photo Library on your site in Wordpress

There will be a few different options for you to choose from, such as your existing library, your Google Photos collection, or the Free Photo Library. Then, you have to look for a photo that you want to embed into your post. In case it is a single image, it will be capable of being directly inserted into the post or page. In case you choose multiple images, then you will be guided through copying the images to your Media Library and then creating a gallery of the images.

How to use the Free Photo Library on your site in Wordpress

2. From the Media Library

For this way of [adding photos from your Media Library], it is quite similar to the previous one. To begin with, you have to open My Sites and choose your own site.

From there, you can navigate to the Media by clicking the image icon located in the top left corner. Next, all you have to do is to select Free Photo Library from the options shown below. From here, you must search for the photos that you want to add and then select them at your disposal and finally copy them to the Media Library.

How to use the Free Photo Library on your site in Wordpress

Additional Information : there is a photographer credit automatically added to the caption of each image. You might not have to give credit to the photographer. However, if you do, it means that their work is appreciated. In case you would like to make additional edits after inserting some, hit a click on the image and then the pencil icon to edit it.

Conclusion

So that was all you need to know about How to use the Free Photo Library on your site in Wordpress. It is quite simple with those 2 methods: via the Media Library and via a post or page. You can master these steps after a few practicing times. I hope that this article is helpful to you and thanks for your reading time!