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Add Image Credits in WordPress

How to Add Image Credits in WordPress

Crediting the authors and sources of the images on your WordPress website is incredibly important. Adding due image credits ensures you are compliant with copyright laws, but it can also do wonders for your reputation.

Image credits show you understand and respect the hard work that goes into creating these photos and artwork. Sure, adding an image to your website takes less than a minute – but creating them can take hours, days, or even weeks.

Before Gutenberg editor, the only way to add image credit in WordPress was regular text under the picture with information and link to the source. Sometimes, it took extra time to format this text and differentiate it from the rest of the content. If you update your editor to Gutenberg, this hassle becomes a thing of the past.

Here’s how to add image credits in WordPress websites using Gutenberg editor.

To upload the image to your blog post and webpage, open the page backend. In the upper left corner click on the “plus” icon and search for the Gutenberg image block.

Gutenberg image block

You can upload a new image from your computer, URL, or use an image that is already in the media library.

Upload a new image from your computer

When you add an image, you can find a small “write caption” field under the image. When you click on it, you can enter text or insert a link.

Write caption field

This is the final result.

Final result

That’s it – a hassle-free way to add image credits in WordPress!

Crediting artists’ and photographers’ work helps them find job opportunities and build credibility. It can also be a great chance for cultivating business partnerships for your own brand.

If you want to learn more about making the best of images on your website, check out this guide to optimizing images in WordPress.

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