How to use Image Credits in WordPress Website – Here, we will talk about the right way to implement Image Creditsn and allocate in WordPress. It will be a little different from our usual instructions because it is not exactly a technical guide.
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Why adding Image Credits or Attribution is important
The original Web was a friendly, collaborative place where people were free to share creative work with them. But like any community that experienced tremendous growth in a short span of time, the web has finally become more friendly and more united.
It's like a Walmart store appears in a small town.
When commercialization with goods began to take over, the creators looked around and said: Hey Hey. That for-profit website is using art on my side. I will be paid for using that. If I don't get paid, at least I will get the appropriate Credits.
The idea that everything found on the web is fair game, used by anyone who is old. The only problem is that it's not true. That is never true, but it still exists, probably due to the web-free nature first.
How do I know which images are copyrighted?
When an artist, photographer or writer creates a work, it is automatically protected by copyright. That gives the authors some legal rights they exercise if you use the work on their side without permission.
If you do a good job as a writer, your post will be shared. Of course, that also means that any images you use at the article will be shared. That increases the chance that a photographer or artist will see his or her work linked to you.
Therefore, it is important to understand that you are legally at risk when you are not authorized from the photographer. But beyond legal risks, Image Credits or Attribution is just the thing to do.
And you never go wrong when doing the right thing!
The discussion of copyright here relates primarily to the requirement of copyright law in the United States. Not all countries have copyright laws, countries have different rules. Many countries have signed treaties or agreed with conventions that respect foreign copyright. Therefore, a good rule of thumb is that all creative work is protected by copyright.
How to add Image Credits in WordPress
Adding Image Credits to WordPress is a simple, straightforward process. Just add Credits or Attribution in the caption below the image.
Add captions at the time the image is added to the post or page. They are also added after the fact by editing images at existing posts.
I want to provide Credits, but where do I find Image Credits or license information?
If you're lucky, the image author will give some indication that the photo next to them is used under a license like Creative Commons. If so, adding the right credit to the image is a simple matter.
Take a moment to talk about Creative Commons
Creative Commons was developed as a way for artists to license works with them. The license allows you to use the work on the artist's side for free, but often includes provisions. Many variations on the Creative Commons license, so do not think all of them are the same or you are free to do whatever you want with Creative Commons working. All Creative Commons licenses make you use the work (as it is now) in your presentation, and they all require you to attribute (credit) the creator of the work.
You can search for images on the Creative Commons page. When you do that, you know that you are using whatever you find.
Images on websites such as Flickr will have copyright information, linking to the Creative Commons definition of their license.
With Flickr you find images based on authorized use.
Okay, so the Creative Commons work is usually easily recognizable. But most of the images that you come across online won't have any license information. If you do not find license information, you must think you cannot use images.
You do some detective work and then try to contact the image creator, but that takes time that most of us don't have. So what instead? Search for images that you know you use.
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Image Credits or Attribution format in WordPress
You have found the perfect image, check out the Creative Commons license, and you want to use the image in the post and provide the appropriate credit. So what now?
First, determine what is required from the license. For the purposes of this tutorial, use the Creative Commons image license that you are likely to encounter, Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0), which is the most basic and quite a lot of requirements.
You are selecting images from the Creative Commons website, which include some HTML cuts and pastes that you use for Image Credits at WordPress. But add credit manually. This is what it will look like:
So when we add credit as a caption, we need the following URL:
Link to Jackrabbit IMG_4073-B, on Flickr.
Link to image author, mnchilemom follower (this is also on Flickr in this example, but it's a personal website).
Link to Creative Commons license code. In this case, CC BY 2.0.
The caption / credit information must be manually formatted in HTML to display correctly in WordPress:
The wonderful world with royalty free image websites
Before talking about image websites, please point out that there is a WordPress plugin called ImageInject that will find royalty-free images when you're writing an article.
That's pretty cool as well if you're forced to spend time. But for best results, you will have to create a wider network and find some royalty free image websites. Without copyright, it means no charge. That means you have to pay to use the image and then there are no royalties related to how to use the image.
Some image websites do not charge a royalty, download low resolution (perfect for most websites or articles) available at a low cost. As the size of the resolution increases, costs increase. However, many of the available website size images cost only $ 1, and some even give away a limited number of free images.
Some websites will also provide completely free, commercial images without attribution. This means that you can run almost the entire website with any images available without having to worry about licensing fees or upfront costs.
Why pay for free images or stock images when there are free creative images out there?
There are several compelling reasons to pay for images. First, it turns you into an art patron.
You are contributing to artists who make a living from their work, and that's great.
But perhaps most importantly, you usually don't have to link out of your side posts at photo credits to stock photos. In fact, you don't have to give credit to royalty free images.
Most Creative Commons image licenses will ask you to link to the image source. That's all, however often we don't want to provide links at posts that take visitors away from our website.
If you should pay $ 1 or $ 2 to keep visitors focused on your content, then images that don't require links are best.
The problem with all stock images
You spend a lot of time and effort to find the best images to come to your posts. Then one day you see similar images on another website. And other, and different.
That is the problem with stock images. If you think the image is perfect, others agree and have used the same. Usually, many people have used it before you.
Another issue is relevance. I'm sure you've seen the image at the article then wondered what images must do with the text.
Images must always match the article they accompany. Related images increase the memory of visitors on your website and content. But we tend to ignore unrelated images around the text.
The best solution to the problem is to use your own images or graphics. Of course, that is not always the case, not all the great photographers. But do not underestimate the value, power of your own snapshot.
As you can see, we do not use fancy, fancy images on posts, but the photos are great for giving a glimpse of what happened.
No stock photos were better.
So keep in mind all your side choices when searching for the perfect image. And when you find them, be sure to close the credit or credit.