Monday, October 12, 2009

Crestock WordPress Feature


It was just a few days ago that I talked about the coming soon feature of Crestock new WordPress feature. Well today was their official launching day and you can download the program for your blogging right away. This is a pull once again to give away small image while hoping to get improved exposure for higher sales. However with the rate that Crestock accepts images, I doubt this will be a use to many people. Crestock is one of the few stock photography companies that is know for it weird and outrageous rejections. Check out the word for the creators below.


Spice up your blog with professional, high quality, free stock photos & images! With an amazingly simple Drag and Drop interface, blogging has never been this easy!

Today is huge for us here at Crestock – for months we've been planning, testing and preparing for the launch of our new WordPress plugin called Freebie Images.

For years, we've been blessed with a lot of love from the blogosphere, so we figured it was time to give something back. And we figured free images for everyone would be a great way of doing just that.

Before I go on, I would like to take the opportunity to say that without our incredibly talented photographers and illustrators, we wouldn't be able to create this. It is their hard work and dedication to the art that makes this possible, and we're so delighted that so many have chosen to add their portfolio to the WordPress Plugin.


What is it and what does it do?

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The Freebie Images Plugin gives you a micro format search interface inside your WordPress Admin where you can search for and add images to your blog post – free of charge. The images are perfectly sized for blogs – between 300px and 400px width.

How does it work?

The plugin uses Crestock's existing search algorithm, so the search results – and images – are the same as on Crestock.com.

After doing an image search, you're presented with the search results. Adding the images to your post couldn't become much easier - when you've found the image you want, simply drag & drop it into your blog post, in the position where you want the image, and that's it.

You also get access to most of the advanced filtering options on Crestock.com with a single click, for example:

  • Number of images per page
  • Image Orientation
  • File type
  • Pagination

Where can I get it?

The plugin can be downloaded from Freebie Images.com – the Plugin home page.

Quick Installation Guide:

  1. Download and extract Zip file on your computer
  2. Upload the "freebie-images-free-stock-images-plugin" folder to "/wp-content/plugins/" directory
  3. Activate plugin in WP Admin plugin panel
  4. blog away ;)

I suppose we could call this version a Public Beta. This means that even though we've done extensive testing on several different platforms, there may still be a bug here and there.

Obviously, we would very much like your constructive criticism and feedback so we can further improve what we think is a really great addition to WordPress. If you have a blog, you could even write a review and link it up here - we promise we'll read it all!

In any case - should you have any problems, please provide us with your WP install version, Browser version as well as error messages (if any). Or if you think it rocks, don't be afraid to let us know that either ;-)