Lee Torrens and Amos Struck have partnered to launch the Microstock Photo Plugin for WordPress. The plugin allows WordPress bloggers to search Fotolia’s 8 million images and import them directly into posts. The application will also suggest pictures on the basis of article tags. Images are automatically inserted into posts once selected.
“Thanks to our powerful and unique API, the Microstock photo plug-in not only offers bloggers a fast and easy way to integrate attractive images at unbeatable prices, but users also have the opportunity to make money by using Fotolia images through affiliation options,“ says Garth Johnson, Executive Vice President for Fotolia, North America.
Prices for images start at $1, and bloggers can try to earn back some of their cost by referring readers back to Fotolia. In 2009 Fotolia had already launched plugins for MS Word and Powerpoint. Picapp also has a plugin for WordPress that is advertising based.