Pixabay Free Images – 1.8+ Million CCO public domain Images


Are you looking for royalty free images?

Then, Simply search your favorite images from millions of images.

Download royalty free images/photos under CC0 public domain for your own blog. Select images/photos from 1.8 million royalty free stock photos.

Read more in one page quick documentation.


  • NEW* Filter images by Color.
  • Zero configuration
  • Easy search from 1.8+ millions of images.
  • SafeSearch option to get only images suitable for all ages.
  • Direct download into media library.
  • Automatically set the image TITLE tag for SEO purpose.
  • Automatically set the image ALT tag for SEO purpose.
  • Automatically Image attribution (of original image author) in image description field for SEO purpose.
  • Automatically create SEO ready images names.
  • Download images in different sizes.
  • 100% safe, model released images.
  • Easy lightbox navigation to see multiple images.
  • Quick support

Welcome for featured requests

If you have any suggestion or any featured request then don’t hesitate to contact.

Bug reports

Bug reports for “Pixabay Free Images” are welcomed in our repository on GitHub. Please note that GitHub is not a support forum, and that issues that are not properly qualified as bugs will be closed.

Further reading

For more info check out the following:


  • Click on 'See Library'.
  • Browse/Search image by category/name.
  • Click on image to see in lightbox.
  • Click on 'Download' to download the image.


From within dashboard (recommended)

  1. Navigate to Dashboard > Plugins > Add New;
  2. Search for Pixabay Free Images;
  3. Click Install, then Activate.

Manual installation

  1. Download the plugin as a .zip file;
  2. Unzip downloaded archive and upload free-images folder under your /wp-content/plugins/ directory (resulted plugin path should be /wp-content/plugins/free-images/**);
  3. Navigate to Dashboard > Plugins and activate the plugin.


August 15, 2020
What a great plugin and I don't see any others like it. Since I use this with students in school I asked developer to add the SafeSearch option to the latest release and he did it! Now my students can safely search for images on PixaBay for the featured images I require of them on their posts. Wow!
July 27, 2020
This plugin breaks the divi builder. It took hours of testing to determine this plugin was the culprit, but as soon as I deactivated it, I could once again use the divi builder to build pages on my website.
May 20, 2020
Simple and easy plugin to use. Would like to see an easier to identify 'download' button. This isn't bad, but doesn't look like a button nor a link. Like the auto setting of the title and alt tag, too. (Didn't see it in the documentation but this comes from the image creators details, so if you don't want/like that it will be something that needs to be manually updated/changed later in the media library for each image. Not a complaint, just a heads up.)
February 25, 2020
I was using a different Pixabay plugin but it stopped working and is apparently no longer supported. I switched to this and it works great. Thank you for saving me! Favoritted.
August 31, 2019
Works like a charm and does what says in the tin. A great little plugin that saves lots of time. Thanks you.
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Contributors & Developers

“Pixabay Free Images – 1.8+ Million CCO public domain Images” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • New: Added colors filter to filter images by color. See https://maheshwaghmare.com/doc/free-images-for-wordpress/#filter-images-by-color


  • New: Added the SafeSearch option to get only images suitable for all ages. Suggested by @Steve


  • Improvement: Updated compatibility for WordPress 5.5.


  • New: Downloaded the 1280xauto image by default. We also have a choice to download the 640xauto image size. Reported by @krstarica.
  • Improvement: Search result string messed up with the quick doc link.
  • Improvement: Removed <span class="info">…</span> part form the image caption. Reported by @krstarica


  • Improvement: Register the download images page only for the upload_files user permissions. Reported by Steve.


  • Improvement: Added the original author name into the alt tag of image.
  • Improvement: Added documentation link.


  • Improvement: Showing images with 500 ms timeout.
  • Improvement: Added WordPress compatibility 5.4.


  • New: Added 640xauto image size download option.
  • New: Added 1280xauto image size download option.
  • Improvements: Removed unwanted markup and improve the UI.


  • Improvements: Images takes too much time while loading due to large images.


  • Initial release.