Pexels: Free Stock Photos – WordPress Plugin

Pexels provides high quality and completely free stock images for personal and commercial use. This WordPress Plugin helps you search, browse and download those photos directly to your WordPress site, giving you all the benefits of hosting them (cropping, compressing, caching etc.).

Here’s a quick GIF to show you how the plugin works:

How to use Pexels Plugin

Are the images free?

Yes! 🙂 All photos on Pexels are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. This means the pictures are completely free to be used for any legal purpose.

Does the plugin hotlink (directly link) to the images on pexels.com?

No. The plugin indeed downloads the images to your WordPress site, giving you all the benefits of hosting them (cropping, compressing, caching etc.).