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  1. I am temporarily using free downloaded images from freedigitalphotos.net on my header, until I can take some of my own. Without paying to customize my site, how do I credit the photographer? The site says the credit must be on the same page as the photo.

    Your help would be appreciated! Thank you!

    The blog I need help with is theurbanhearth.wordpress.com.

  2. You could put the image credit link in a text widget and put it in your sidebar.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/links/text-widget-links/

  3. Usually people do one of two things: Link the photo to the page where you got it OR add a footnote saying "image by XY" and link that to the photographer's page.

  4. Personally I don't think that just linking the image is sufficient. Unless someone knows to click on the image they won't see the credit, and likewise someone seeing a printout of the page won't see it. At the very least this would make it illegal for you to produce a book from your blog using one of the automatic services.

    I link the photo and put credits to all pictures at the bottom of the article in small writing.

  5. Of course it's illegal to produce a book without getting approval from the photographer to include the images, and since books don't link, obviously you'd have to give written credit.

  6. Thanks everyone-I am definitely planning on putting my credit on the bottom of my page-but I'm literally wondering HOW to do this. I don't have much knowledge of the technological aspects of setting up the site, so if anyone could give me some step-by-step instructions, I'd appreciate it.

    *Also, HOW to credit the image, not hot... :)

  7. And again, this is for a header image, not an image in a post. So, I need to know how to put a footnote on the bottom of my actual blog page, not just a post...

  8. If it is the header image you want to put a credit in a text widget. Some themes only allow these in the side bar but others allow them in the footer also.

  9. I made a post to credit my header image, because posts have more SEO than sidebar widgets. If the artist searches for his name, he can find a post. He may not find your blog ever if it's just in a text widget, because your blog won't google very highly for his name.

  10. @healthyurbanhearth
    The blog linked to your WordPress.com username is a Tumblr blog. We can't provide specific instrsuctions until you post an active link starting with http:// to the free hosted WordPress.com blog in question. Better still, link your WordPress.com blog to your WordPress.com username please.

    Dashboard -> Users -> Personal Settings -> then scroll down to Account Details. Then scroll down to where it says ‘Website‘ select the URL for your primary wordpress.com blog and then save changes.

    We have come full circle. Use a text widget with a header image photo credit link to the source of the image ie. freedigitalphotos.net

    Example:
    <a title="freedigitalphotos.net" href="http://freedigitalphotos.net" target="_blank">Header photo image credit</a>

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