Plugin Picks – Stock Image Finders for WordPress

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A lot of fans, including myself, of the popular photography finder and attribution plugin, PhotoDropper, were disappointed with the updates.  So today we are looking at some alternatives that may be able to fill PhotoDropper’s shoes.

Below are three selections from the Official WordPress Plugin repository.

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Free Stock Photos Foter PluginFree Stock Photos Foter Plugin: Foter is the easiest and fastest way to add Creative Commons photos to your blog. We find and host millions of photos from many online sources and make them available to be included in your blog posts. This plugin lets you seach, manage and add Creative Commons photos to your blog posts in a very simple way.

 

CompFight PluginCompFight Plugin:  Quickly find the perfect Creative Commons licensed photo every time. Add them to your blog posts with the proper attribution every time with just one click! Potential Drawback… the images stay hosted on Flickr. However, you could combine this plugin with an image localizer plugin if this is undesirable.

 

Picture Finder PluginPicture Finder Plugin: The plugin allows for a user to simply search Flickr for content, and then for the user to simply add attribution to the picture before adding it into their post. By using CC-BY licenses this tool is built to limit the potential copyright pitfalls that may occur. more powerful sister plug in is available which searches for more than just CC-BY.

 

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    btw – i’m sorry, I shouldn’t have been so harsh sounding in my post. The new UI isn’t that bad, but it seems… i don’t know… “busier” than necessary? At least compared to the previous version. My big issue is that, at least on the sites I’ve tested the new version on, it hasn’t been working correctly. Gets stuck in the upload stage. My media library gets an empty image and the plugin just spins away with no user feedback.

    I *did* like some of the new features that it (appears) to have included, such as setting where the citation appears, etc.

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    Thanks for listening and commenting, guys. I’ll drop you an email soon with more information. I really respect the contributions that plugin developers make to the WordPress community and hope to be able to offer some useful feedback. Best of luck with your endeavors!

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    Hey guys,

    I’m a developer at PhotoDropper; so sorry you’re not digging the update so far! We’re working hard on improvements.

    If you could go into more detail about what’s wrong or what you’re desiring from the interface, we’d love to hear more and work with that.

    More improvements soon!

    -Nicky

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      Hi Nicky,

      Do you still work for PhotoDropper? I sent an email via the PhotoDropper site a week ago and no one has responded.

      I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled the plug-in, but it still doesn’t work. When I click on the PhotoDropper icon in my post, absolutely nothing happens now. It used to always work perfectly.

      Any suggestions?

      Thanks,
      James

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        Good morning, James. I’m sorry for the confusion, but I’ve never worked for PhotoDropper and I’m not affiliated with them. I’m very sorry you’ve been unable to reach them. I too was a user of their plugin, but after some problems I started looking in to alternatives. If none of the ones below work for you, and you need commercial support, I do offer WordPress development services and would be happy to see what can be done to meet you needs. Thanks for dropping by and best wishes in your endeavors.

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    Geoffrey, I’m sorry to hear that you are disappointed with the update. We are actively working to improve it and get all of the small kinks out.

    Could you shoot me an email?

    I’d love to hear your thoughts on how we might be able to improve PhotoDropper.

    Thanks for the feedback.
    -Nick

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    Nice. PhotoDropper recently stopped working for me (and the new UI leaves much to be desired). Good to have some alternatives.

 

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