Using Free Quality Images and Fonts
My WordPress plugin relies on work that others have done. Namely, it uses images and fonts that others have created. I greatly appreciate the time that people put into making these quality resources! My plugin would not be what it is without them.
With that in mind, I’m updating my plugin and website to give credit where credit is due. I want to direct people to those who create awesome content. And, as you’re able, I encourage you to donate to them in order to encourage them to keep making great stuff.
Currently, my plugin uses the following resources:
- A flower by Demi Kwant
- A rose by Ozark Drones
- Clouds by Lim Changwon
- A grass hill by Ido Miran
- A sunset by Sam Wheeler
- Bokeh by Sebastian Muller
- A book by Alex Read
- Bricks by Nicole Köhler
- A grunge plaster texture by Paul Wozniak and Eva Sajdak
- Wood by Keith Misner
- Aguafina Script by Alejandro Paul
- ChunkFive licensed by The League of Movable Type
- Linden Hill by Barry Schwartz
- Railway by Matt McInerney
I’ll try to keep this list up-to-date with the resources that my plugin uses and distributes. I can’t thank them enough!
In the process of looking up the original fonts and images that my plugin has been using, I actually decided that it was time, in several cases, to use different fonts and images. I came to this decision for different reasons depending on the particular resource and its license.
- In some cases, I wanted a higher quality resource
- In some cases, even though it was licensed as “free,” upon closer inspection, I wasn’t comfortable continuing to use a certain resource based on the particulars of its license
- Sometimes I could no longer find the original resource or its license online
It’s very easy to find awesome content online, but we should also be careful how we use materials that others have created. We want to respect them as creators, and therefore always abide by how their works are licensed.
All of the resources that my plugin uses now are extremely high quality and completely licensed for full commercial redistribution, and can be used in any type of personal or commercial project. You can’t get a more open, friendly license than that!
So, if you want them to keep making awesome stuff, they almost always would appreciate a little tip!