Generate: Dynamic Elements: Pexels Image

The Pexels shortcode inserts a dynamic, random image from Pexels for each generated Page.

This image is stored in your Media Library, as required by Pexel’s API usage.

Adding: Classic Editor / TinyMCE

To add a Pexels image within the Classic Editor:

  • Click the green Pexels icon in the Visual Editor toolbar:
    Page Generator Pro: Shortcode Buttons

Adding: Gutenberg

To add a Pexels 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 Pexels into the Search for a block field, and click the Pexels option that appears within the Page Generator Pro section
    Page Generator Pro: Generate: Dynamic Elements: Pexels: Search Blocks
  • Follow the Configuration section below for each of the fields displayed in the right hand sidebar’s block panel:
    Page Generator Pro: Generate: Dynamic Elements: Pexels: Sidebar

Adding: Page Builders

To add a Pexels 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-pexels parameter="value" ...]

Parameter Accepted Value Description
term string or keyword Fetch an image at random from Pexels matching the given Term.
size original, large2x, large, medium, small, tiny, portrait, landscape The image size to search for on Pexels.
orientation 0, portrait, landscale The image orientation to search for on Pexels.
title string or keyword The title to assign to the image.
caption string or keyword The caption to assign to the image.
alt_tag string or keyword The alt tag to assign to the image.
description string or keyword The description to assign to the image.
filename string or keyword Define the filename to save the image as in the Media Library, excluding the extension.
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.
exif_longitude decimal or keyword The image’s location’s longitude.
exif_comments string or keyword Comments about the image.
exif_description string or keyword A description of the image.

Configuration: Search Parameters

Page Generator Pro: Generate: Shortcodes: Pexels: Search: TinyMCE Modal

  • Term: Fetch an image at random from Pexels matching the given Term.
    • Keywords can be used.
  • Image Size: The image size to search for
  • Image Orientation: The image orientation to search for
    • When the image orientation is specified, the image size will be original.  This is a limitation of Pexels API, not Page Generator Pro.

Configuration: Output

Page Generator Pro: Generate: Shortcodes: Pexels: Output: TinyMCE Modal

  • 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.
  • Description: The description to assign to the image.
    • This can be a keyword.
  • 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.
As the image found on Pexels 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: Generate: Shortcodes: Pexels: Link: TinyMCE Modal

  • 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: Generate: Shortcodes: Pexels: EXIF: TinyMCE Modal

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.
  • Longitude: The image’s locations’ longitude.
  • Comments: Comments about the image.
  • Description: A description of the image.

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.