If you are anything like me then you hate searching for free images and then figuring out how to cite your source. This can be a major headache trying to figure out what kind of creative commons license the image is under and who the source and where to find it.
Heck, even after you finally find the information now how in the world are you supposed to cite it?
Is just the name ok?
Are you supposed to put a link too?
A name and a link?
I have wasted way too much time messing with images because of this.
Welcome – Comfight
This is my favorite website for finding images that fall under the creative commons licensing. Compfight actually takes care of the citing part for you. So cool. I love easy stuff!
Let me show you how simple it is…
*Click on any of the images below to enlarge
Search for a photo. For this example I chose “Housing Market.” When you see the results the top section takes you to premium stock images so just ignore those. The free images are below the dotted line.
When you click on one of the images this is what you will see. Notice how they have everything laid out for you in three easy steps. All you have to do is pick which size you want to download then copy and paste the HTML code in the text portion of your blog post as you will see in the next steps.
After you download the image make sure you check the file name. Many times they will end up looking something like this. You will want to rename this when uploading to WordPress to match the keywords you are targeting.
Upload the image to your WordPress media library and change the title and alt text.
Insert the image into your post. Then click on the text tab.
This is where you are going to insert the HTML code from Compfight to cite your image source.
All done! This is what your citing will look like after you switch back to the visual tab
You can now add Compfight as a plugin to access images directly from your dashboard
Once installed a little camera icon will show up in your dashboard.
Click it and it opens up a search box. Locate an image and choose your size.
Bam! The plugin throws it right in your post for you and cites it for you! Doesn’t get much easier than that!
You can download the plugin HERE