I have been looking across the web for the last three days for a solution to this. I am estimating I have spent about 13 hours of the last three days trying to figure this out. I give up; I need help.
Okay, what I am trying to do is provide attribution to a featured link. Nearly every image I want to use is copyrighted on the web. Some owners of those images allow free use of the copyrighted image AS LONG AS YOU LINK BACK TO THEIR WEBSITE.
Because I would prefer not to get sued by not following the simple rule of linking to their image url on their Flickr account, for example, I am desperately trying to find a way to link to them.
I have tried no less than 8 different plugins, 3-4 of them have raving reviews that say something like, “Wow, this was so simple even I (a coding-handicap person) could use it.”
Because none of those work, I am thinking there is something in my site origin theme that is causing the problem.
I know how to set a link for a regular image within my post, but the featured image does not set the caption, description, or anything else. The featured image doesn’t even link to the image file on my server.
How do I get that feature image to be “clickable” so someone can click it and go to the photographer’s website and how do I set a caption providing attribution to that photographer.
Those are the two things every blog owner needs in order to prevent getting sued for using copyrighted work without providing attribution.
Thanks for any and all guidance on this issue!
P.S. the link I have provided shows that the feature image is not “clickable” whereas the image further down the page is “clickable.” I need to be able to provide the caption as well. When you click the image down the page (the image of the produce) it sends you to that person’s flickr account. I need that to happen with the featured image too. Every website owner that is using free, but copyrighted, images needs that feature.