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With PhotoDropper finding the right photo has never been easier. Get access over 253M+ free & premium photos without ever leaving WordPress.

How do I install PhotoDropper?

You can install PhotoDropper via the WordPress dashboard by adding a new plugin and searching. "PhotoDropper." If you are more advanced feel free to download the plugin from this page and upload it to your server's FTP, the way you would typically install a plugin.

For more details visit the installation tab on this page.

How do I add a photo to a blog post?

  1. Bring up the PhotoDropper plugin by clicking on the hot air balloon icon. (It is above the area where you write your post box near the media uploader)
  2. Once the PhotoDropper interface has been brought up, simply search for an image.
  3. When you find an image you like click on it to view it larger.
  4. If you are satisfied with the image click "Insert into post."
  5. PhotoDropper will handle the creative commons attribution.

How do I change where the Creative Commons Attribution is shown?

On each individual post screen you can choose how to display the creative commons attribution by selecting it from the options panel of each page/post/custom type.

Can I remove the image attribution from a creative commons image?

Only if you get special permission from the author.

Who own's the Creative Common's Images?

The author owns the rights to the image and by using it you are bound by the Creative Common's License.

If my website or business makes money or is for profit, can I still use PhotoDropper?

Yes, just make sure you are using images that allow for commercial use. The welcome page on PhotoDropper will ask you if your website makes money. If it does answer accordingly, so we can show you images with the correct license type. Please note: It is still your responsibility to make sure the image you select has the correct license for your needs.

Why do PhotoDropper's searches differ from that of Flickrs?

Our searches add a little bit of "Magic" to them to help you quickly find the correct image and license type combination.

Where can I find more information about the Creative Commons license?

For more info about the Creative Commons check out our guide to the Creative Commons License.

How do I use the PhotoDropper PHP Tag?

To use the PhotoDropper PHP tag, use the following function in your template where you want PhotoDropper to output the attribution.

<?php if ( function_exists('photodropper_attribution') ) { photodropper_attribution(); } ?>

This can be used outside the loop allowing you to provide attribution in the footer or the sidebar.

Unfortunately we are unable to offer support on requests involving the PhotoDropper PHP tag.

How do I remove the reference link from the PHP function?

Usage: <?php if ( function_exists('photodropper_attribution') ) { photodropper_attribution(false); } ?>

Requires: 3.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.6.1
Last Updated: 3 years ago
Active Installs: 7,000+


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