Pixabay Plugin for WordPress
Pixabay Images is a free WordPress plugin that lets you pick photos and cliparts from Pixabay and insert them quickly into your blog posts.
200.000+ quality public domain images at your hands! To get started with Pixabay Images, download and install the plugin. Installation through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress is also available. Once you've activated the plugin you'll be able to search, edit, and insert images from Pixabay conveniently inside your WordPress content editor.
Version 2.0 beta 2 / Size: 13 kB / Legacy Version 1.2
- Search Pixabay's public domain pictures via the "Add Media" button inside your post editor, or find it attached as new tab to WordPress' new Media Manager.
- Filter search results by image type (clipart, photo) and/or orientation (landscape, portrait).
- Preview images in paginated search results.
- Direct image uploads to WordPress' media library.
- Use of standard media dialogues for editing and inserting images.
Pixabay Images in Screen Captures
The plugin's workflow is depicted in the following screenshots. Clicking the Pixabay icon next to the "Add Media" button inside your WordPress editor opens this search window:
Example search results of "Pixabay Images".
The "Insert 640x480" link enables you to upload a 640 px wide or high version of the image with a single click into your WordPress media library, while clicking on a thumbnail opens the following preview pane:
Preview pane with further details - including link to the full resolution image on Pixabay.
Editing and inserting a selected image via WordPress standard media library:
WordPress standard media dialogue for editing and inserting images.
Additionally, the plugin is accessible through the new Media Manager introduced in WordPress 3.5:
Pixabay Images integrated in the new Media Manager of WordPress 3.5+.
The following screen capture shows an inserted picture in medium size. The tiny Pixabay icon on top of the editor gives you quick access to the plugin while typing. Note: As an example given image credits are not required.
Inserted image. Attribution is given voluntarily and may be removed.
That's it! Download ... install, activate, and you're ready to go! If you have suggestions on how to improve this plugin, or if you notice any problems, please let leave a comment.
- March 28, 2013:
"Insert 640x480" was not redirecting correctly to WordPress library after successful upload.
Several minor bugs were fixed.
- April 4, 2013:
Fixed a potential security problem.
- April 1, 2013 (Version 1.1):
'allow_url_fopen' had to be enabled for the plugin to work. PHP's cURL module and the HTTP API of WordPress have been added as fallback methods. Thus, either 'allow_url_fopen' or cURL must be enabled in your PHP configuration file 'php.ini'.
- March 28, 2014 (Version 1.2):
Fixed search for multiple keywords.
Fixed layout bugs in Chrome.
- June 4, 2014 (Version 2.0 beta)
Updated layout + responsive design
Added larger images
Added plugin settings page
Added localization - support for other languages
- Jun 6, 2014 (Version 2.0 beta 2)
Fixed bug for PHP version 5.3 and below
Inserting Images From Flickr
If you find Pixabay Images useful, you'll probably also want to check out Flickr - Pick a Picture - a WordPress plugin that lets you easily search and insert photos from Flickr into your blog posts.
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