I decided to add a new header to my blog from a CC-licensed image on Flickr, a good source for images that can be reused. Flickr contains millions of images that can be reused and since I love mountains and travel, I look for an awe-inspiring image of a mountain. Here’s how I found an image and used with proper attribution.
Step #1: Use Creative Commons filter in Flickr.
I highlighted the Advanced Search where you can filter out non-CC licensed images.
Step 2: Download the image and upload it in WordPress (or other blogging site) with appropriate attribution.
I googled how to attribute photos in Flickr and found a Wikipedia article. There is not official style, but you need to include: 1)name of image, 2)name/user handle of person who uploaded it, and 3) type of license. I added caption in the upload, so the licensing info is saved in the photo’s metadata.
Step #3: Add a Blog Footer with the Attribution Info
WordPress now allows users to add footers. I created a footer with the same info, but I created an HTML link to page in Flickr where the image is hosted.
Step #4: Save and Publish Your Blog with the Footer
This is what the blog footer looks like – there is a link to the Flickr page for the header image I used.