Getty Images


Getty Images is among the world’s leading creators and distributors of award-winning still imagery, video, music and multimedia products, as well as other forms of premium digital content, available through its trusted house of brands, including iStockphoto© and Thinkstock©. Its best-in-class photographers and imagery help customers produce inspiring work which appears every day in the world’s most influential newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns, films, television programs, books and online media.

The Getty Images WordPress plugin integrates seamlessly with your WordPress 3.5+ Media Manager and lets you create posts with photos and illustrations from Getty Images – without ever leaving your WordPress site.

With 2.0, users can now access over 50 million embeddable images for editorial use on their site, for free.

New users:

  • Access to over 50 million embeddable images, available for editorial use and at no cost to you.

Getty Images customers can access and license imagery:

  • Search millions of photos, vectors and illustrations, customized to your Getty Images account.

  • Download and preview comp images before you post.

  • Download, insert and publish any size image using your existing agreement with Getty Images.

  • Licensed images are saved to your Media Library for future use.

Using the plugin once installed

  1. Go to a new or existing post.

  2. Select Getty Images above the composition area, or access Getty Images from the Media tab.

  3. For users who wish to embed images in their blog: Select Access Embeddable Images. Start searching for images that fit your needs. Select Embed into Post. Publish!

  4. For customers: Select the Getty Images Customer option. Login your Getty Images account to download images for preview or publication, and to access your content and active agreements. Start searching, downloading and using!


  1. Upload getty-images to /wp-content/plugins/.

  2. Activate plugin through the WordPress Plugins menu.

  3. Click on “Getty Images” in edit post screen to browse the Getty Images library.


We cannot use it in feature image

The plugin works fine. However, we cannot use it to insert a photo at post’s feature image and this doesn’t allow me to use it. That’s why I don’t give a 5 star rate.

I have a newspaper website with MH Themes Magazine template. This template, as many others, uses feature image as post image. All news must have a feature image or the site won’t be beautiful.

Missing Featured Image

Almost all images used for blogs are at the top. The way most WordPress setups work, this is classified as the featured image. With this current plugin you cannot put an image in as “featured.”

This plugin absolutely needs this ability or it is 90% useless. If it had this ability it would be the best and most useful plugin that I have. Without it it’s mediocre at best and I may uninstall it after a few months.

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Contributors & Developers

“Getty Images” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Adding Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager.


  • Changed static reference syntax to use self:: instead of $this for PHP 5.2 compatibility.
  • Added text domains to localization functions.


  • Fix CSS regression introduced by WP 4.4


  • Fix bug that prevented image embed searches from https sites


  • Provide align and image size display settings for embeddable images
  • Fix type error so ExcludeNudity setting persists


  • Only add alignment class to img tag if there is no caption for image, like WP does otherwise.
  • Fix display problems introduced in 4.1 that causes image browser to be squished.
  • Use scheme-less URLs for many API endpoints
  • Better escaping
  • Fix bug that would allow 11 images to appear in selection queue


Fold in optimizations from VIP, ht Jeff Bowen @ Automattic


Added Omniture Opt-in for VIP


Updated library size language


Fixed compatibility with WordPress 4.0


Tweak embedded mode text


Major update to give access to Embeddable assets for any user.


Release to plugins.


Change capability to ‘edit_posts’.


Initial release to VIP plugins.


Initial release preview.