Unsplash and Visual Composer Integration

We are excited to announce the exclusive partnership with Unsplash offering our community a library of high-resolution photos available directly in Visual Composer Hub. With the Unsplash integration, you are now able to search and download hundreds of thousands of high-quality, and fully-licensed images straight from the Visual Composer editor.

Unsplash is one of the largest and most dynamic creative communities on the Internet whose beautiful photos complement countless of projects. All the images there are submitted directly from photographers for your free use. Be it a personal blog or commercial cause, the images are a pure complimentary for Visual Composer Premium users.

How to Use Unsplash Library?

Whether you are a newbie or an experienced user of Visual Composer, the Unsplash integration is really easy to use. You will be able to search and choose photos from the library of beautiful images, making the whole process of creating your website more enjoyable.

Unsplash is now a part of the Visual Composer Hub navigation bar called “Stock Images”, the section that lets you search for photos using keywords. When using the keywords, for better results, use short or single word searches, or try synonyms for more results. For example, if you tried “bicycle” try “ride” as well. Color-based searches work too, for example, to find a moody photo try “silver” or “green”. 🌿

Unsplash photos in WordPress with Visual Composer

Download and Add Free Photos to Your Site

Any Visual Composer element that has an option to add an image can be enriched with the photo that’s downloaded from the Unsplash library (Stock Images in the Visual Composer Hub). In order to download and add the images to your site, follow these simple steps:

  1. Navigate to Visual Composer Hub and choose “Stock Images”;
  2. Use the search bar to find a free high-resolution photo on Unsplash;
  3. Browse through the result page and choose the image you want to download;
  4. Click on the image and choose the media file: small, medium or large (for the website environment, we recommend using small or medium);
  5. Your image will be downloaded and automatically added to your Media Gallery.

Now to add the image into your layout, simply use any of the many Visual Composer image elements you can download from the Visual Composer Hub.

Download Unsplash photos to your WordPress

Cases When Unsplash Photos Will Complement Your Website

A picture is worth a thousand words, the well-known English idiom still works! Here are the cases when the use of stock images is a great help in creating an outstanding and fair practice web project:

Storytelling

Every website that has high-quality images attracts its audience. With the stock images, anyone can make their website more engaging. Use Unsplash images for an eye-catching hero section, highlight your brand or tell a vivid story through the colorful background patterns.

Web Development

Stock photos are great for mockups. In the process of creating a website, it is easier for web designers and developers to use stock images for presenting the ideas to clients. With the Unsplash integration, you will be able to put together a grid of photos for your client’s mood board.

Photo Licensing

Unsplash images are free and fully licensed. You can browse and download any photo you like from the Stock Image section in the Visual Composer Hub and don't worry about the photo licensing issues. Just like WordPress, Unsplash is a community of trustworthy contributors.

And, yes, you can use Unsplash for your commercial projects.

Unlock the Photo Potential

Photos are an essential part of every website. Finding the perfect header image, putting together a photo grid, setting a high-quality background ─ that all can be done straight from the Visual Composer editor. No more moving from one page to another. With the Visual Composer + Unsplash integration, you will have access to hundreds of thousands of great quality photos, available to Premium users.

As a dedicated WordPress-powered product provider, Visual Composer team is excited and honored by this partnership and really happy to be able to offer our community easy access to beautiful imagery shared by Unsplash family. You too can be a part of this exciting journey, unlock the photo potential and let’s build beautiful websites together!