CC Image Plugin
A new plugin adds the functionality to search and use CC-licensed images. This might be of interest and connect to our current work supporting OER and teaching on the Commons.
The plugin allows the author to search and use CC-lisensed images via a pop-up window in WordPress editor and the authors does not need to worry about copyright of images. This might also offer a space to add some pedagogical language about image use. something faculty ask about often.
WordPress repository plugin’s page: https://wordpress.org/plugins/ls-wp-ccsearch/
More in this blog post in opensource.creativecommons.org
This is a very new plugin so we may want to wait while bugs are worked out - I got this info from an email on the WP-EDU listserv.
#1 Updated by Laurie Hurson about 2 years ago
Correcting blog post link: https://opensource.creativecommons.org/blog/entries/2019-07-24-cc-search-wp-plugin/
#2 Updated by Boone Gorges about 2 years ago
- Status changed from New to Reporter Feedback
- Target version set to 1.16
I just played with the plugin a little bit, and it's very cool. The main limitation is that it doesn't work with the Block editor. That said, I think we should go ahead and install it.
#3 Updated by Laurie Hurson about 2 years ago
Great, thanks Boone!
I know the Block editor is standard for WP these days but I will say that professors and first time users of the Commons find it really confusing (esp with the large space for custom CSS below the content area). I usually need to show them how to switch to the classic editor and though I realize this is not a long term solution, I just wanted add this anecdote to highlight how the block editor isn't great on several levels...
#5 Updated by Boone Gorges almost 2 years ago
- Status changed from Reporter Feedback to Resolved
I've added the plugin in https://github.com/cuny-academic-commons/cac/commit/586d19324b359fd34e3cf7f795ccc6d76cec1838.