Instant Images is the fastest and easiest way to upload high quality, free photos from unsplash.com directly to your media library — all without ever leaving the comfort of WordPress!

The perfect tool for users who want to save time and frustrating by uploading images directly inside their WordPress installation and for theme/plugin developers who want to prototype and develop using real world imagery.


Screenshots

Dashboard

The Instant Images dashboard allows you to quickly browse, search and upload images to your WordPress media library by simply clicking on an image in the listing.

Instant Images Dashboard

Note: When you upload an image to your media library it will automatically be resized into the custom image sizes specified within your theme.


Search

The Instant Images search functionality let’s you quickly find and upload images for any subject in a matter of seconds!

Search with instant Images

🔥 You can join search terms by simple adding a ‘+’ between terms. e.g. Mountain + Snow


Post/Page Edit Screen

You can upload images from while editing a post or page by clicking the Instant Images button located beside the Add Media button in the WordPress WYSIWYG editor.

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FAQs

Can I legally use these photos on my website?

Yes, all photos published on Unsplash are licensed under Creative Commons Zero.

All photos published on Unsplash are licensed under Creative Commons Zero which means you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission from or providing attribution to the photographer or Unsplash.

Learn more about Unsplash license terms.

Are photos resized on upload?

Yes, when you upload an image to your media library with instant Images it will automatically be resized into the custom image sizes specified within your theme.

Are there server requirements?

Yes, this plugin is required to write temporary images into an /instant-images directory within your WordPress uploads directory for image processing prior to being uploaded to the media library.

Note: The /instant-images directory is created on plugin activation.

Are the images uploaded to the Media Library?

Yes, images are processed on the server then uploaded to the Media Library into the various sizes set within your theme.

Is there an API limit for Unsplash photos with Instant Images?

Yes, Unsplash requires an Application ID for access to their API and all production level applications are capped at 5000 requests per hour. We have provided our Application key to get you started and recommend you sign up for Unsplash and create your own application to unlock additional API requests.

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