WPC Pixabay


WPC Pixabay helps you search millions of free photos, vectors and art illustrations from pixabay.com then insert into content or set as featured image very quickly.


  • Work with Gutenberg editor
  • Search images with powerful filters
  • Quick insert image with original URL
  • Use image as featured image
  • Multiple select support (classic editor)
  • WPML integration
  • Upload image(s) to Media Library (Premium Version)


Available Languages: English (Default)

If you have created your own language pack, or have an update for an existing one, you can send gettext PO and MO file to us so we can bundle it into WPC Pixabay.

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  1. Unzip the wp-pixabay.zip
  2. Copy wp-pixabay folder to wp-content/plugins
  3. Go to Installed Plugins, find WPC Pixabay and click Active
  4. Now when you create/edit the post, you can see the Pixabay button above the editor
  5. Enjoy!


December 9, 2019
Not usefull. Picture is inserted for one day (happy) and two days later the picture is gone.
January 9, 2020
This is a really good plugin. As promised, I am changing my review to good when the plugin was updated. You can ignore all the content below. Thanks! ------------- I completely changed my mind about this plugin. I was recommending it and now I can say that it is DANGEROUS. It only works for post featured images. If you INSERT the image in the blog post, it will HOTLINK pixabay, and your photos will disappear from your post after a few days. Now I am updating hundreds of posts after all my images are gone. Why on hell would you hotlink pixabay? why you do not warn people about it? Thanks for making my weekend a pain.
September 6, 2019
no block support UI misleading...shows premium feature in free version.... until you click on it Other options out there
September 19, 2018
The concept of leaving a good review for a product like this is a double-edged sword. On one hand I can't say enough about how phenomenal this plugin is; on the other hand, you might be starting a website that'll compete with mine, and you'll get to benefit from using this plugin, making a portion of my life miserable. I'm tempted to leave a one star review to put people off from getting this plugin. But that would be unethical. I bought both the Pixabay and Pexels pro versions. Both are phenomenal.
March 4, 2017
Many of the other "find and insert free images" plugins are buggy, I tested them all. Some work, some are buggy. So far this one is one of the best ones. Easy to use interface. Works on multisite installations. 6 stars!
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Contributors & Developers

“WPC Pixabay” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Added: Action after upload image
  • Updated: Optimized the code


  • Fixed: Some minor issues


  • Compatible with WordPress 5.3.x


  • Compatible with WordPress 5.2.x


  • Optimized the code


  • BIG update: Work with Gutenberg editor


  • BIG update: Add upload tool to Media Library
  • Compatible with WordPress 5.0.3


  • Fixed: Some JS issues


  • Fixed: Error when set featured image if have more Pixabay buttons on one page


  • Updated: Settings page style


  • Fix the popup doesn’t open
  • Compatible with WordPress 4.9.7


  • Compatible with WordPress 4.9.5


  • WPML integration


  • Compatible with WordPress 4.9.4


  • Added: Welcome page for all plugins


  • Fixed: Title & caption when set featured image


  • Fixed: Title & caption


  • Added: Search by category
  • Added: Get high-res image


  • Compatible with WordPress 4.8


  • Update documentation


  • Released