This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Clip Art Illustration Search and Insert


Searches for and inserts illustrations to your post. Images are from

  • Installs under your editing area on Page and Post admin area.
  • Simply input search terms and get results.
  • Choose your image alignment (none, left, center, right).
  • Scroll through results, which are divided up (paginated).
  • On clicking your choice, the pic is added to your post.

When I write my blog posts, I usually just end up just swiping thumbnail pictures from my website’s search results for simplicity in workflow. Now you can do this too!

This plugin makes things really convenient when it comes to finding pictures fast and inserting them in desired fashion. The jQuery animated interface makes the process pretty fun too. Hopefully the plugin interface is self-explanatory enough where I don’t have to give a huge rundown.


  • General Interface Appearance, jQuery and AJAX powered.

  • Success! It inserts just like a an image from the standard interface WordPress provides.


  1. Upload plugin-name.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory

  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

  3. Plugin will appear under your Posts and Pages editing area, in admin interface.


I push enter after typing my search terms, but nothing happens.

Simply push “search_images” with mouse after typing your search terms.

The enter key is disabled in this plugin box because it uses AJAX, a system that fetches content dynamically without needing a page refresh. The Enter key triggers a browser refresh, which can be slow and annoying…totally against the aim of this plugin.

When I search, I get no results…the loading bar just sticks — no results are shown!

This may be the rare occurance where my website is down. It will be available again shortly. Another problem may be AJAX itself not working on your particular wordpress install due to other plugins or settings.

Do I have to keep the link or copyright notice under the image?

The image sizes this plugin utilizes are free. While I do not absolutely require a href=”back-to-me” backlink in their use, crediting the website “” is required at least. I understand SEO concerns of webmasters, so I’ve tried to keep requirements minimal.

If you wish to credit at the bottom of your blog post instead of doing it under every picture, you are welcome to do so. And of course you have my appreciation for your efforts in this regard.

Are bigger images available?

Yes, they can be found on my website:

Contributors & Developers

“Clip Art Illustration Search and Insert” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



Fixed an Ajax Problem.


Fixed Another Ajax Problem.


Worked out some more issues.


Improved layout and appearance, plus fixed minor issues regarding differing screen resolutions.


Changed image folder to WordPress’s own plugin directory. Improved interface to make it cleaner.


Improved search functionality. Many more images available as well.