- An active account at iStockphoto (Create one now) or Fotolia (Create one now)
- Credits on your iStockphoto or Fotolia account
- WordPress 2.0.2 or newer
- Your hosting company must allow the PHP function “file_get_contents” and/or the php.ini file needs to contain ‘allow_url_fopen = On’(most hosts are fine) - No worries, most agencies do that!
For WordPress version 2.7 or later you can install the Microstock Photo Plugin automatically from your WordPress interface. Simply navigate to the Plugins menu and select Add New. Then search for “microstock photo” in the search box.
When the results appear, click the Install link in the Actions column for WordPress to automatically install the latest version of the plugin.
Download the plugin from WordPress.org. Extract the files from the ZIP archive and upload them to your server in the wp-content/plugins directory.
Navigate to the Plugins page of WordPress and Activate the plugin.
Once installed, find the Microstock Photo button below the Settings menu in WordPress. Click the button to configure the plugin.
You need to enter your iStockphoto and/or Fotolia login name and password so the plugin can access iStockphoto and/or Fotolia with your account. Your account credentials are passed directly to iStockphoto and/or Fotolia so they’re as safe. Once you save your settings you’ll see a welcome message with your account balance confirming the plugin successfully logged in with your account.
You have various options to control the behavior of the caption and whether the photos use affiliate links or not. Configure these to your preference and don’t forget to save your changes.
That’s it for installation! To discover how to use your new Microstock Photo Plugin see How it Works.
Watch our Microstock Photo Plugin Video Tutorial to get more detailed informations!