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Creative Commons Media Tagger

Allows tagging of media as having a Creative Commons license. License info shows as link and/or image and is searchable. Search engine optimized.

What is Creative Commons?

Creative Commons licenses are several copyright licenses that allow the distribution of copyrighted works. Additional information can be found at the Creative Common's homepage.

What will be shown when searching for CC-tagged media?

When running a search for CC-tagged media, it will show the media even if it is attached to a post that is not published.

Why is CC license information being displayed only on new media?

You should run CC-Tag Batch Index (Tools->cc-tagger batch index) to tag media that was already in your media library prior to installing and activating CC-Tagger.

Why does my site "lock up" when I run CC-Tag Batch Index?

Your site has most likely not actually "locked up." It takes a while for CC-Tag Batch Index to go through all the media and apply the tags. If you have a very large number of media, that time might be very long indeed. You can run CC-Tag Batch Index on a smaller set of media by entering starting and ending IDs, effectively processing the media in smaller batches, resulting in a shorter-term load on your site.

Note that running CC-Tag Batch Index should normally be a one-time process (when you first install and activate CC-Tagger). After that, you can apply the CC information to each media item as it is uploaded.

How can I change the CC info for a range of attachments in the media library?

CC-Tag Batch Index may be used to tag a range of media in the media library that is either not yet tagged, or to change the existing tags in a range of attachment IDs.

To tag all media in that range whether or not it is already tagged, you should check the "overwrite existing license data" option.

What new options are there for uploaded media?

When new media is uploaded, two additional fields are provided for selecting CC Usage Rights and CC Modification Rights. Select the desired setting for that media in the dropdown boxes.

What are the options for CC-Tagger and where do I set them?

All the CC-Tagger initial options are set under the 'Settings->Media' menu. There you will find options for

  • Jurisdiction of your license information - This allows you to set the CC jurisdiction of your media so that it applies to only one country or region, or internationally.
  • Badge size - This sets the size of the CC "badge," if any, displayed along with the media.
  • Display a text link next to the license - This determines whether or not a text link will be displayed (either with or instead of the badge).
  • By Default allowed use of untagged media - This setting will be used for any uploaded media set to 'default.'
  • By Default allowed modification of untagged media - This setting will be used for any uploaded media set to 'default.'
  • Add search options to the search form - If set to Yes, it will allow your site visitors to search for CC-tagged media from the search form by providing options to search based on usage and/or modification rights.

Requires: 2.9 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.0.5
Last Updated: 6 years ago
Active Installs: 30+


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