Welcome to OpenverseOpenverse Openverse is a search engine for openly-licensed media, including images and audio. Find Openverse on GitHub and at https://openverse.org.! Openverse is a search engine for openly-licensed media. Openverse includes hundreds of millions of Creative Commons licensed images and audio files. Need a free-to-reuse image for a post on your WordPress site, free from known copyright restrictions? Or a backing audio track for your independent film? Openverse is a great place to look.

Our goal is to identify and share as many openly-licensed works on the web as possible, and to expand to many other forms of media, like video and 3D models. In the future we also want to find ways for creators to get their works into Openverse directly.

Openverse is live at https://openverse.org, where you can go to start searching our collection now. Openverse has extensive developer and process documentation on our documentation site: https://docs.openverse.org.

Working on Openverse

Openverse is an open-source project, meaning you could self-host your own copy, or even better, contribute to the project.

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Not a software engineer? Still want to help?

If you’re not a developer and would still like to contribute to Openverse, you’re in luck! We have several ways to make meaningful, non-code contributions to Openverse:

  • Write translations | Help us translate Openverse in your language! Learn more about the Polyglots team who power all of the translations across all WordPress projects
  • Design | Learn about Openverse’s design efforts and brand identity, led by @fcoveram

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Subscribing to the feed

You can subscribe to the Make WP Openverse blog feed with your WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ account using this read feed link:

After clicking “Follow”, you can enable notifications and emails for new posts and new comments.

Screenshot of the follow settings for the Make WP Openverse blog

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