Dreamstime Stock Photos


Easily & safely insert stock images into your posts and pages from the largest selection of free and professional stock photos online without leaving WordPress. The plugin allows you to download directly from Dreamstime’s database of millions of free and commercial Royalty-Free images from within the WordPress Add Media tool. All images are model released and properly attributed so are 100% safe to use without ever having to worry about later model or photographer claims.

For current Dreamstime users, the plugin is linked to your account, so if you’ve already purchased an image prior to installing the WordPress plugin, you won’t have to purchase the same image again.

Dreamstime contributors can add their own images to their blog articles without having to pay for them.

You can also make money with automatic Dreamstime referral program integration. Using referral links you will receive 10% of all sales and uploads made within the first 3 years for each user you refer.


  • Over 25,000,000 free and Royalty-Free stock photos and illustrations to choose from
  • Insert directly into your posts or pages with ease
  • 100% safe, model released images
  • Image attribution automatically added


  • Editors' Choice Images view
  • Search view
  • Image download view
  • Insert into post view
  • Post with image downloaded from Dreamstime view
  • Login / Create Account view
  • Logged in view
  • Previous downloads view
  • Own images view
  • Previously downloaded image view


  1. Extract the contents of the zip archive to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory or install the plugin from your WordPress dashboard -> plugins -> add new menu
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Use Add Dreamstime Media button when you create/modify your posts or pages.


Not working well

Its not really working well. Since more then one year server problems with this plugin but there is no change in this plugin. They advertise it on the website but sadly they dont support it any longer.

Would be nice

Good idea, but very few free photos actually (I have searched for music or crowd).
As a paid service it’s probably an interesting plugin for people who can afford it and has to work really fast.


This is why I choose Dreamstime. The plug in is very convenient. It saves me clicks.

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Contributors & Developers

“Dreamstime Stock Photos” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Security improvements


  • Security improvements


  • Security improvements


  • Fixed “Incorrect headers” error appearing when downloading images


  • Fixed warning messages appearing on some WordPress installations


  • Added featured image


  • Fixed referral links


  • Free download for previously downloaded images
  • Free download for own images


  • Added review box


  • Fixed downloading large resolution images


  • Display note if uploads folder is not writable
  • Prefill search with the words from the article’s title or description
  • Hide less frequently used image sizes


  • Original release