Creative Commons

Creative Commons | Ahmad Bilal , Bjorn Wijers , Tarmo Toikkanen , Matt Lee , Rob Myers , Timid Robot Zehta


The Creative Commons WordPress plugin gives authors the ability to license content with a Creative Commons license (Choose a License). With this plugin you can:

  • License your blog (single WordPress install)
  • Display license for the site, posts and pages
  • Prevent license changes per site (all pages on a site must use the same license)
  • License your WordPress Network (WordPress Multisite install)
  • License some of your sites differently in your WordPress Network
  • Prevent license changes in your WordPress Network (all pages on all sites need to use the same license)
  • License all your content with the same license (license per author)
  • License some posts, pages, or images differently from your default license (per content license)
  • License posts and pages by simply including CC Gutenberg blocks for each license required (Gutenberg License Blocks)
  • Display license information with “One Click Attribution” for images

The default license for the site used by the plugin is the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA) license. This can be easily changed including attribution, depending on the permissions by a user with the role: superadmin, site admin or author.Selecting a license is straight forward. If you are not sure about what license to use, you can use the linked license chooser.

The selected license can be displayed as a widget or a footer or both at the same time. In Appearance > Widgets, the CC License widget can be dragged to any widget area like the side-bar and all other available areas. You can also include the license in footer. We recommend using the widget for better compatibility with your theme. You can use individual licenses in posts or pages using Gutenberg blocks.


  1. Visit ‘Plugins > Add New’ and search for the plugin to install it. OR Upload the plugin to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. From the Widgets menu, drag the License widget to the widget area in which you would like the license to appear. Otherwise, the license will appear in the WordPress footer area by default.
  4. If you want to include licenses as Gutenberg blocks, simply add a new block, in the categories look for “Creative Commons Licenses” and add the required block.

Plugin author

Ahmad Bilal , Bjorn Wijers , Tarmo Toikkanen , Matt Lee , Rob Myers , Timid Robot Zehta

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