Google likes photos or graphics in blogs, so do readers, it makes a post more visually exciting and readers tend to read on after looking at a photo.
The problem is that finding, uploading and accrediting a photo can take more time than creating the blog post – even with my slow typing.
I found a really handy plugin called compfight that does it all for you.
Compfight is easy to install, just go to your dashboard, go to:
Plugins –> Add new and type compfight in the search box.
I published a post on Installing Plugins in August with a video showing the steps to do it.
When the plugin is installed and activated, a small camera icon will appear next to the standard media icons on your edit post page – see the highlighted icon in the screen shot below.
When you want to insert a photo into your post, place your cursor where you want the photo to be inserted and click on the icon. You will get a screen with a search box, type a keyword for the photo search into the box and compfight will display creative commons images for you to select.
When you find an image you want to use, click on the size required and the image is inserted.
You might have to use a selection of keywords, I used the keyword “plugins” to find this image and got more than 10 pages each containing 100 images of everything from pretty girls to Zebras, cars to hot air balloons with a few screen shots of blogs and other computer applications.
One additional feature is that it automatically inserts the correct creative commons attribution with the author’s name so that you will not run foul of copyright laws. This has the added benefit of saving time searching for the photographers or the correct attribution details.
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