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Easy & Free Photos To Download For Your Blog

By Mar 27, 2013July 8th, 201433 Comments

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Are you looking for free photos to download for your blog?

Or maybe you want to run and hide when trying to understand the in’s and out’s out creative commons licensing?

Fear not! We recently discovered a fab-u-lous plug in for adding photos to your blog directly from your WordPress dashboard. It is easy-to-use, free, and makes blogging SO much easier.

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Finding Photos to Download Using Photodropper

Photos are an essential part of blogging. When looking to enhance your content, it simply isn’t complete without an eye-catching photo. The problem with this is that finding photos to download can be a time-consuming- and expensive- task. Luckily, there is a WordPress Plugin that makes this process a breeze.

PhotoDropper allows you to search for and find free photos to download for your blog posts- all from your WordPress dashboard! While there are also premium photo options available for purchase, no cost is required if you stick to the free options available to you. So, you can save yourself the time, hassle, and aggravation of scouring the image for appropriate, legal photos- it’s all right there for you.

How to Install PhotoDropper Plugin to WordPress:

Check out this video on how to install PhotoDropper in your WordPress installation. {Written instructions follow.}

Steps to Install the Free PhotoDropper Plug In

  • In your WordPress Dashboard, navigate to Plugins — Add New.
  • In the search bar, type in “photodropper”.
  • It should be the only option that appears; click “Install Now”.
  • It will ask if you are sure you want to install this plugin on your website. Click ok and activate the plugin.
  • When you’re ready to create a post or page, click Add New.
  • Above your formatting toolbar in the post editing screen,  you will see a new icon next to the Add Media button. Select this icon.
  • In the search bar, type the term for the image you want to find.
  • Important! The images on the left are 100% free; the images on the right are premium images that come with a fee.
  • Select the image you would like to use; click insert into post.
  • The image will now be loaded into the add media option as any other image you would use. Format your image and insert into the post.

All done!

So, what do you think? Are you ready to find photos to download for your blog? We’ve got this plug in for photos installed on The SITS Girls and are uber excited to be using it!

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About Ashley Abele

Ashley is a mom of 3 young children, social media consultant and blogger. She focuses on strategizing for bloggers and small businesses to help them reach their online potential and subsequent sales potential as cofounder of Other Half Media. When she’s not busy creating blogger outreach programs, email or social media campaigns, she blogs her life, parenting, and frequent moves at My Front Porch Swing. Connect on @AshleyNAbele on Twitter and on Facebook.