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Free Assets Library – Openverse/Pixabay 600+ Million Images

Free Assets Library – Openverse/Pixabay 600+ Million Images


Free Assets Library is the #1 WordPress plugin which provides 600 Million FREE Images with 90,000+ downloads 🚀

You can simply search your favorite images from 600+ millions of images from:

You can use the plugin with:

  1. Download from Media Popup
  2. Download from Admin Page

1. Download from Media Popup

  • Go to Edit any post/page/custom post type
  • Add an image to the post content
  • Open media upload popup
  • Select the Openverse or Pixabay tab
  • Search for the image
  • Click on the image
  • Change image name, title, caption, description
  • Click on the Download image

2. Download from Admin Page

  • Go to Media > Free Assets Library
  • Select the « Openverse » or « Pixabay » tab
  • Search for the image
  • Click on the image
  • Change image name, title, caption, description
  • Click on the Download image

Read more in one page quick documentation.


  • Zero configuration
  • Download images from Openverse, Pixabay, and (soon more)
  • Easy search from 600+ millions of images.
  • Direct download into media library.
  • Automatically set the image TITLE tag for SEO purpose.
  • Automatically set the image ALT tag for SEO purpose.
  • Automatically Image attribution (of original image author) in image description field for SEO purpose.
  • Automatically create SEO ready images names.
  • 100% safe, model released images.
  • Quick support

Welcome for featured requests

If you have any suggestion or any featured request then don’t hesitate to contact.

Bug reports

Bug reports for « Free Assets Library » are welcomed in our Forum.

Further reading

For more info check out the following:


  • Search for plugin to install in your WordPress website.
  • Edit the page/post/custom post type and select image block
  • Click on « Media Library » button to open WordPress media popup
  • Select the « Openverse/Pixabay Images » tab
  • Search for images
  • Change image file name, image title, caption, description, etc.
  • Download the image into the post/page/custom post type
  • Image successfully added to the current edit post content
  • Publish post and view URL
  • Image visible into the fron-end. Easy 🙂


From within dashboard (recommended)

  1. Navigate to Dashboard > Plugins > Add New;
  2. Search for Free Asset Library;
  3. Click Install, then Activate.

Manual installation

  1. Download the plugin as a .zip file;
  2. Unzip downloaded archive and upload free-images folder under your /wp-content/plugins/ directory (resulted plugin path should be /wp-content/plugins/free-images/**);
  3. Navigate to Dashboard > Plugins and activate the plugin.


2 decembre 2020
Such a perfect, well thought(how do i say this, the lightbox work you did), fast and simplest plugin 🙂 just a suggestion: I wish there be one like this for unsplash too (or can be incorporated to this) & yes option for size too.
15 Agost 2020
What a great plugin and I don’t see any others like it. Since I use this with students in school I asked developer to add the SafeSearch option to the latest release and he did it! Now my students can safely search for images on PixaBay for the featured images I require of them on their posts. Wow!
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Contributors & Developers

“Free Assets Library – Openverse/Pixabay 600+ Million Images” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Improvement: Updated compatibility for WordPress 6.3


  • New: Added the license and use by filters for the Openverse.
  • New: Added the safe search, orientation, category, and color filters for the Pixabay.
  • Improvement: Added the attribute support for all the Openverse licenses which includes: Public Domain Mark, CC0, CC BY, CC BY-SA, CC BY-ND, CC BY-NC, CC BY-NC-SA, CC BY-NC-ND.
  • Improvement: Display the downloaded image into the UI to avoid repetitively download same image.
  • Improvement: Added a quick download button into the images grid.
  • Improvement: Media library popup UI improvements.


  • Improvement: Updated compatibility for WordPress 6.2.2


  • Improvement: Display the welcome message on the image search screen.
  • Improvement: Avoided the default search result for the WordPress images.
  • Fix: Weekly cron schedule repetitively scheduled.


  • Fix: Added the missing files from the build.


  • New: Added support to download images into the WordPress media popup.
  • Improvement: Updated compatibility for WordPress 6.1.1


  • Improvement: Updated compatibility for WordPress 6.1
  • Fix: Added the missing Loadash JavaScript file dependency.


  • Improvement: Improve the code with latest PHPCS rules.
  • Improvement: Users can now share non-personal usage data to help us test and develop better products.


  • New: Added support for Openverse images.
  • New: Added support for Pixabay images.
  • New: Updated the UI.


  • Improvement: PHPCS and linting Improvements.


  • Improvement: Fixed PHP warning for required parameter.
  • Improvement: Updated compatibility for WordPress 5.9.3


  • New: Added colors filter to filter images by color. See https://maheshwaghmare.com/doc/free-images-for-wordpress/#filter-images-by-color


  • New: Added the SafeSearch option to get only images suitable for all ages. Suggested by @Steve


  • Improvement: Updated compatibility for WordPress 5.5.


  • New: Downloaded the 1280xauto image by default. We also have a choice to download the 640xauto image size. Reported by @krstarica.
  • Improvement: Search result string messed up with the quick doc link.
  • Improvement: Removed <span class="info">…</span> part form the image caption. Reported by @krstarica


  • Improvement: Register the download images page only for the upload_files user permissions. Reported by Steve.


  • Improvement: Added the original author name into the alt tag of image.
  • Improvement: Added documentation link.


  • Improvement: Showing images with 500 ms timeout.
  • Improvement: Added WordPress compatibility 5.4.


  • New: Added 640xauto image size download option.
  • New: Added 1280xauto image size download option.
  • Improvements: Removed unwanted markup and improve the UI.


  • Improvements: Images takes too much time while loading due to large images.


  • Initial release.