Content and Media

Free Photo Library (Pexels)

The Free Photo Library integrates your site with a library of over 40,000 beautiful and useful copyright-free images provided courtesy of Pexels. You can use these images to your site to create stunning designs.


Any images you import to your media library with the Free Photo Library will count against your site’s storage limits.

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Watch a video on how to add free photos to your website below.

Add Images from a Post or Page

  1. Open the editor by creating a new post or page or open an existing one.
  2. Add a block that uses an image, such as the Image block or the Gallery block.
  3. Click Select Image and choose Pexels Free Photos.
  1. Add a term to the search box and select the image you want to use.

Single image blocks, such as the Image block or the Cover block, limit the selection to one image at a time.

Blocks supporting multiple images, such as the Gallery block, allow selecting multiple images from the Free Photo Library at once. They will first get copied to your media library. Then, select them once again to add them to the gallery.

Select the image you want to add to your site from the Free Photo Library within the editor.

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Add Images from the Media Library

To add images from your Media library:

  1. Navigate to My Site Media.
  2. Select the Media library source button in the top-left corner.
  3. Select Pexels free photos from the options.
Select Pexels free photos from the media dropdown option.

Add a term to the search box. Select as many photos as you want and press Copy to media library.

Select more than one image to add if you want.

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Working with Images

The photographer’s credit gets added to the caption of each image. It is not necessary to keep the credit on your site.

Revisit your theme’s support page to check the ideal image dimensions for elements like featured images, headers, your site logo, and more. If you know these optimal sizes, you can adjust an image right in your media library or with another editing tool, such as PicMonkeyCanva, Pixlr, or Photopea.

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