We recommend using at least one image in each post, and we suggest you source images from Flickr.
What you need to look for is an image published with a Creative Commons license that allows commercial use.
These images are uploaded by photographers who are happy for people to use their content on websites and other projects. Usually, they only require attribution. Which is typically a namecheck and link back to their Flickr profile or another web property.
Take a look at this page to see how what the final result looks like (the attribution is at the bottom of the post).
Finding Images on Flickr
Here are step-by-step instructions on how to find images and add them to your post. The process is very easy and takes just a few minutes.
Visit Flickr and enter your keyword into the search box. On the results page, click on Advanced Search, then scroll to the bottom of the next page and tick the boxes that say ‘
Now you should only see images you have permission to use.
You will also notice that the quality of the photos is often not quite as good as the copyrighted images, but you can still find plenty that are acceptable.
When you find an image you want to use you have to grab the code provided by Flickr and paste it into your post. Do this by clicking on the image, then clicking on the Share button. You will see something like this:
From the drop down menu, choose the image size that best suits your post, then grab the code.
Typically, the best image size is around about 300 pixels wide.
Now go back to your post and switch to HTML mode (if you weren’t already using it). The tabs are at the top right of the writing box.
At the top of the post, paste in the code from Flickr.
Now switch to Visual Mode and click the image. You should see something like this:
Click on the left icon to bring up the image management window. You will see something like this:
All you have to do is tick the radio button next to the word ‘Right’, then click on Update.
If everything has gone according to plan, the image will now be sitting in the top right hand corner of your post.
At this stage, you don’t need to do anything else with the image. We will add the attribution link and fix any minor alignment problems. The main thing is that you find an appropriate image and include the code in your post.
If you have any problems with images, please get in touch so we can help you.
Camera photo – mpclemens