Generate: Dynamic Elements: Creative Commons Image

Overview

The Creative Commons Dynamic Element inserts a dynamic, random image from Creative Commons for each generated Page.

This image is stored in your Media Library.

Creative Commons imposes a rate limit of 5,000 requests per day and 60 requests per minute.  This is specific to your web host’s IP address, so if you’re using this across multiple sites on the same shared host IP address, the limit applies to the sum of all requests from all sites.

Adding: Classic Editor / TinyMCE

To add a Creative Commons image within the Classic Editor:

  • Ensure that you’re using the Visual Editor by clicking the Visual tab:
    Page Generator Pro: Dynamic Elements: TinyMCE: Visual Editor Tab
  • Click the Creative Commons icon in the Visual Editor toolbar:
    Page Generator Pro: Dynamic Elements: Icons: Classic Editor

Adding: Classic Editor / TinyMCE: Text Editor

If you’re using the Text editor instead of the TinyMCE Visual Editor above:
Page Generator Pro: Dynamic Elements: TinyMCE: Text Editor Tab

  • Click the Creative Commons button in the toolbar:
    Page Generator Pro: Dynamic Elements: TinyMCE: Text Editor: Buttons

Adding: Gutenberg

To add a Creative Commons image within Gutenberg:

  • Click the plus icon between two existing blocks, or towards the top left corner of the Gutenberg editor
    Page Generator Pro: Generate: Dynamic Elements: Gutenberg: Add Block
  • Start typing Creative Commons into the Search for a block field, and click the Creative Commons option that appears within the Page Generator Pro section
    Page Generator Pro: Dynamic Elements: Creative Commons: Gutenberg: Search
  • Follow the Configuration section below for each of the fields displayed in the right hand sidebar’s block panel:
    Page Generator Pro: Dynamic Elements: Creative Commons: Gutenberg: Block

Adding: Page Builders

To add a Creative Commons image within any Page Builder that supports a Text Editor widget/module using the Classic Editor (sometimes known as TinyMCE), refer to the Classic Editor instructions above.

Refer to the Dynamic Elements Documentation for details specific to your Page Builder.

If your Page Builder does not provide a Text Editor widget/block that uses the Classic Editor, you can still use Dynamic Elements.  However, you’ll need to manually build the shortcode, inserting it into your Page Builder’s content – for example:

[page-generator-pro-creative-commons parameter="value" ...]

Parameter Accepted Value Description
term string or keyword Fetch an image at random from Creative Commons matching the given Term.
orientation  0,tall,wide,square The image orientation to search for on Creative Commons

  • 0: Any orientation
  • tall: Vertical / Portrait
  • wide: Horizontal / Landscape
  • square: Square
licenses comma separated list of values Return images matching the given license(s).  If no value is specified, images from all licenses will be included.

  • BY-ND
  • BY-NC
  • PDM
  • BY-NC-ND
  • CC0
  • BY-SA
  • BY
  • BY-NC-SA
  • BY-ND
copy 0,1 Whether to save the image to the Media Library.
size thumbnail, medium, large The image size to output.  Other values may be available depending on the image sizes registered by your WordPress Theme and third party Plugins. Only works when copy = 1.
title string or keyword The title to assign to the image.
caption string or keyword The caption to assign to the image. Only works when copy = 1.
alt_tag string or keyword The alt tag to assign to the image.
description string or keyword The description to assign to the image. Only works when copy = 1.
filename string or keyword Define the filename to save the image as in the Media Library, excluding the extension. Only works when copy = 1.
attribution 0,1 If enabled, displays an image attribution below the image, linking to the author and license type the image is licensed under.
link_href string or keyword Define the link for the image. Leave blank for no link.
link_title string or keyword Define the link title for the image.
link_rel string Define the link rel attribute for the image.
link_target string Define the link target for the image.
_blank New Window / Tab
_self Same Window / Tab
_parent Parent Frame
_top Full Body of Window
exif_latitude decimal or keyword The image’s location’s latitude. Only works when copy = 1.
exif_longitude decimal or keyword The image’s location’s longitude. Only works when copy = 1.
exif_comments string or keyword Comments about the image. Only works when copy = 1.
exif_description string or keyword A description of the image. Only works when copy = 1.

Configuration: Search Parameters

Page Generator Pro: Creative Commons: Search Parameters

  • Term: Fetch an image at random from Creative Commons matching the given Term.
    • Keywords can be used.
  • Image Orientation: The image orientation to search for
  • Licenses: The image licenses to include.
    • If none are selected, all licenses are included.

Configuration: Output

Page Generator Pro: Creative Commons: Output

  • Save to Library: If enabled, stores the found image in the Media Library.
    • Additional attributes, such as Caption, Filename and EXIF metadata can then be set.
    • If disabled, the image will not be imported into the Media Library. This may result in faster generation times, and the image will be loaded direct from the third party image source.
  • Image Size: The image size to output.
    • Other values may be available depending on the image sizes registered by your WordPress Theme and third party Plugins.
  • Title: The title to assign to the image.
    • This can be a keyword.
  • Alt Tag: The alt tag to assign to the image.
    • This can be a keyword.
  • Caption: The caption to assign to the image.
    • This can be a keyword.
    • If Save to Library isn’t enabled, this value is not set.  This is because the value is stored in the WordPress Media Library, and therefore requires that the image be saved to the Media Library
  • Description: The description to assign to the image.
    • This can be a keyword.
    • If Save to Library isn’t enabled, this value is not set.  This is because the value is stored in the WordPress Media Library, and therefore requires that the image be saved to the Media Library
  • Filename: Define the filename to save the image as in the Media Library, excluding the extension.
    • This can be a keyword.
    • It’s useful to use a keyword and/or other terms to ensure that the filename is SEO friendly and related to your content.
    • If Save to Library isn’t enabled, this value is not set.  This is because the value is stored in the WordPress Media Library, and therefore requires that the image be saved to the Media Library
  • Show Attribution: If enabled, displays an image attribution below the image, linking to the author and license type the image license.
As the image found on Creative Commons will be stored in your Media Library, the above attributes are stored against the image in the Media Library.  It’s therefore recommended to complete at least the Alt Tag and Filename for SEO.

Page Generator Pro: Dynamic Elements: Creative Commons: Classic Editor: Link Settings

  • Link: Define the link for the image. Leave blank for no link.
    • This can be a keyword.
  • Link Title: The title attribute for the link.
    • This can be a keyword.
  • Link Rel: Define any rel attributes, such as nofollow.
  • Link Target: Whether clicking the link should open in the same window/tab, new window/tab etc.

Configuration: EXIF

Page Generator Pro: Dynamic Elements: Creative Commons: Classic Editor: EXIF Settings

The EXIF tab provides options to optionally write EXIF metadata to the image file.  This can be useful for Image SEO.

  • Latitude: The image’s location’s latitude.
    • If Save to Library isn’t enabled, this value is not set.  This is because the image must be stored on the local web site for the EXIF metadata to be written
  • Longitude: The image’s locations’ longitude.
    • If Save to Library isn’t enabled, this value is not set.  This is because the image must be stored on the local web site for the EXIF metadata to be written
  • Comments: Comments about the image.
    • If Save to Library isn’t enabled, this value is not set.  This is because the image must be stored on the local web site for the EXIF metadata to be written
  • Description: A description of the image.
    • If Save to Library isn’t enabled, this value is not set.  This is because the image must be stored on the local web site for the EXIF metadata to be written

If any value is blank and the imported image contains an existing value in the EXIF metadata, the existing value will be retained.

Any other EXIF metadata is retained.