Credit Line Generator | Branko Collin | credit

Credit Line Generator | Branko Collin | credit,credits,image credit,licence,license


This plug-in is a typing aid for image credits on posts and pages.

It adds a button to your editor called ‘credit’ in the Text Editor tab and ‘by’ in the Visual Editor. Pressing the button conjures up a form that will let you fill out fields about the image, such as the name of the creator, and the URL of the license under which you are using the image.

Press submit, and the plug-in will paste a nicely formatted string at the current cursor position of your editor.

I am currently a happy user of my own plugin, and foresee no major changes in the future. Please let me know if there is any feature you could use.

If you are using WordPress 5.0 or higher with the Gutenberg editor, use the Classic Editor block.


This plugin helps you helps you format personal data (such as the name and online address of a photographer), but it does not store such data itself.


  • WordPress 3.9 or newer.

Note that earlier versions of this plug-in function perfectly fine with earlier versions of WordPress. Version 1.2.1 of the plug-in supports WordPress 3.3 through 3.8.x, but does not support the visual editor.


  • Photo by John Smith.
  • Photo of a fire truck by John Smith, some rights reserved.


My goal in writing this plugin was mainly to help me avoid typos.


A setting will enable wrapping the credit line in HTML mark-up, so that you can style it more easily. This setting is off by default.


There are plugins that add a credit field to media, which you can then display in your post using a shortcode. Media Credit by Peter Putzer is an example:

Plugins also exist that let you read IPTC meta data from image files and display it in your content using meta tags, for instance using JSM’s Adobe XMP / IPTC for WordPress:


  1. Upload the folder containing the plugin to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

Plugin author

Branko Collin

Plugin official website address
If you encounter problems in using the Credit Line Generator plugin, you can comment below, and I will try my best to help you solve the problem

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