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WordPress users now have access to better stock images

Shutterstock WordPress Plugin
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Adding high-quality stock images (opens in new tab) to your WordPress site is about to get a whole lot easier as Shutterstock has announced a new integration with the world's most popular CMS (opens in new tab).

Shutterstock has created a new plugin that is available in 21 different languages which will provide site owners with access to 350m plus images directly from within WordPress (opens in new tab). Additionally, the company's Smart Image Recommendations tool will automatically suggest relevant visuals for users' posts.

Shutterstock CEO Stan Pavlosky explained how the new integration harnesses the company's computer vision technology (opens in new tab) and API in a press release (opens in new tab), saying:

"Shutterstock's new integration with WordPress is a glimpse into our future. It's a great example of how we are leveraging our computer vision technology and API to quickly suggest relevant content to our users. Through this partnership, our goal is to accelerate workflows and empower brands to inspire their audiences with engaging and compelling visual stories."

Smart Image Recommendations

Shutterstock's new WordPress plugin (opens in new tab) provides Smart Image Recommendations to users automatically based on the text they've entered in a blog post or webpage. 

If users like one of the images presented to them in the Smart Image Recommendation carousel, they can insert it into a post directly though they also have the option to explore other images from the stock photo site directly in WordPress. This new feature will help improve productivity and save time by reducing the number of steps it takes for content creators to source creative assets.

Once a WordPress user has downloaded Shutterstock's new plugin, they'll also have access to their license history on the stock image site which will allow them to download any content that has been previously licensed within the service.

WordPress users can download the Shutterstock plugin directly (opens in new tab) or visit the company's website (opens in new tab) to learn more.

Finally, in addition to launching its new integration, Shutterstock has also become a WordPress VIP Featured Technology Partner.

Anthony Spadafora
Anthony Spadafora

After working with the TechRadar Pro team for the last several years, Anthony is now the security and networking editor at Tom’s Guide where he covers everything from data breaches and ransomware gangs to the best way to cover your whole home or business with Wi-Fi. When not writing, you can find him tinkering with PCs and game consoles, managing cables and upgrading his smart home.