How do i use the Microstock Photo Plugin?
- Step – Install and configure the plugin
- Step – Setup an account with iStockphoto or Fotolia
- Step – Create a normal blog post, the plugin will show you photos that match the tags
- Step – Click the photo you want, the plugin will download it and insert it into your post
- Step – Earn money from the referral links (optional)
- Step – View the Video-Tutorial
Step 1 – Install and configure the plugin
See the Installation page for specific instructions on how to install and configure the plugin.
Step 2 – Setup an account with iStockphoto or Fotolia
If you don’t already have an account at iStockphoto or Fotolia, register at iStockphoto or register at Fotolia. Once you have your account, setup the login and password in the configuration so the plugin can buy and download photos with your account.
Step 3 – Create a normal blog post
After the plugin is installed and configured, the Microstock Photo module will appear below the edit window for each post and page of your blog.
Write your blog post as normal. Add tags to the post using relevant keywords. The plugin will automatically search for photos which match the tags you insert.
If you don’t see appropriate photos, try using different tags until you find photos you like. You can always switch back to the tags you want to use once you’ve inserted the photo.
Step 4 – Click the Photo you Want
Once the search results appear and you see a photo you want to use, simply click it. The plugin will guide you through buying the photo and automatically download it to your Media Manager and insert it into your blog post.
You can choose the size and position of the photo, and you can use it as many times as you like from your Media Manager.
Crop, Resize or Rotate the bought photo now, to fit it perfectly into your Blog. No worries we will also save the original downloaded version into your Media Manager.
Step 5 – Finished
Step 6 – Earn Money from Referral Links (optional)
If you enable the affiliate program in the plugin configuration, your photos become links back to iStockphoto and/or Fotolia with your affiliate code.
Whenever someone clicks those links and registers a new Fotolia account, they become your affiliate. For the next twelve month, any time they buy a photo you earn a commission on your Fotolia. You can use these commissions to buy more photos and received a payout once your account reaches $50. See the iStockphotos and/or Fotolia Affiliate Program page for more details and the official agreement.
The plugin automatically configures the affiliate links for you using your login name. If you want to use a different account for the affiliate program, you can easily configure that too.
Step 6 – Watch the Video-Tutorial
Or watch our Microstock Photo Plugin Video Tutorial to get more detailed informations!
If there’s anything else you need to know check the Frequently Asked Questions.