The effective use of stock images and photography on your website and blog can have a massive impact on the number of visits which your site receives, and the positive response which visitors have to your sites content. Whilst a great deal of high quality images are available for free in the public domain, to really make your site stand out you’ll want to use images which are supplied by a top quality photographer or company.
However, the inclusion of images which are not in the public domain means that you must provide proper attribution credits to the photographers and image creators.
The Credit Tracker plugin allows you to create Media Credits Tables, meaning you can easily track which images on your site require accreditation. It also adds a few additional fields to the Media Library which are not included in the original installation. The function of these fields is to help you fetch the credit information from different image agencies and then show it in the required format.
The Plugin is designed to be easy-to-use and to fit easily and neatly within the current design of your website with fully customisable colours, fonts and styles. For the more confident designer you can also override the standard WordPress Shortcode.
This plugin adds the following fields to all images in WordPress Media Library:
- Retrieve Media information from the different stock agencies (Flickr, Fotolia, iStockphoto, Adobe Stock etc.)
- Append credits to the Media Library elements
- Configurable copyright format string
- “credit_tracker_table” shortcode to construct a nicely-styled ‘Image Credits’ table
- Fully customisable to look just like your own website’s style: customise the colours, styles and fonts
- Ability to override standard WordPress shortcode
- Add microdata to the images
Developers can checkout and contribute to the source code on the Credit Tracker’s GitHub Repository.
Special Thanks & Credits
The plugin wouldn’t be half of what it is today if it weren’t for people like you who take the time to help it grow! Whether it be by submitting bug reports, translations, or maybe even a little development help.
Listed here are credits and special thanks to some of you who have helped us out a great deal:
- English – default, always included
- French – by Lilian Ricaud
- German – by Michail Preissnerov
- Romanian – by DeliciousThemes
NOTE: Please contribute your language to the plugin to make it even more useful.
Legal & Law-Related Decisions
This is a collection of legal & law regulations and judicial decisions where Credit Tracker may be very useful in order to prevent financial damages for the publishers.
- [Germany] Judicial Decision: Urteil des Amtsgerichts München vom 24.06.15, Aktenzeichen 142 C 11428/15
NOTE: We really hope that you find our plugin useful and that it helps you to manage the use of images and relevant accreditation on your website, however, as this plugin makes a number of changes to the structure of the Media Library and other aspects of the base WordPress code we would recommend that you install in on a test site before going live.
This is only so that you can make sure that the plugin does not have an adverse effect on the custom code which you may have added to the site or any other plugins which you currently use, and vice versa.
We also recommend that you do not test this plugin at the same time as making any other changes to your site. This is because otherwise it is easy to become confused about where a problem is emanating from. Although with smaller plugins and changes you can normally batch test, when a plugin makes such big changes to certain aspects of your sites functionality, solo testing is highly recommended.
- WordPress 4.0 or greater
- PHP version 5.6 or greater
via Upload (FTP, SCP etc.)
- Upload the extracted archive folder ‘credit-tracker’ to the
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
- (optional) Go to “Settings > Credit Tracker” to adjust settings
via WordPress Admin
- Go to “Plugins > Add New”
- Search for
- Install the plugin called
Credit Trackerand activate it
- Go to “Settings > Credit Tracker” to adjust settings (optional)