Stencil is the fastest way to create incredible visuals and increase your engagement on social media, blog posts, emails and presentations. Create images faster and easier than you ever imagined.
With Stencil for WordPress, you can design images as you write posts without ever leaving the page!
This 30-second video will show you what you can do with the Stencil plugin for WordPress:
Just some of the major features:
Powerful Image Editor – Designed with simplicity in mind, Stencil is a powerful but lightweight image editor that never gets in your way.
5,000,000+ Royalty-Free Stock Photos – More royalty-free “CC0” images than you’ll know what to do with! Thousands of new photos added every week!
3,100,000+ Icons & Graphics – Beautiful icons right at your fingertips, royalty-free and safe to use however you want (personal or commercial).
1,350+ Templates – Create beautiful images even faster with our premium templates, ready to be edited.
Upload & Store Logos – Upload & store every variation of your logo or different logos if you’re creating visuals for different brands. Add logos to your images instantly!
4,700+ Google Fonts or upload your own – Find the perfect font for your image by using any of Google’s thousands of web fonts! Or match your brand perfectly by uploading your own fonts directly to Stencil and use them in all your visuals.
140+ Preset Sizes – Perfect pre-loaded optimal sizes for social networks, ads, blog posts and more. Not enough? Create your own!
Instant Image Resizing – Change the size of your image without ever leaving the page or reloading.
Unlimited Uploads – Upload and use your own images in Stencil.
Favorites – Keep all your favorite photos, icons, and templates for easy future access.
Image Filters – Beautify your images with amazing filters.
Social Connections – Share to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
Collections – Create your own custom collections and keep everything in Stencil organized.
More about Stencil:
We designed Stencil to be the fastest way to design beautiful images and graphics for your website, blog, social media channels, podcast covers, eBook covers, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, or YouTube channels.
While other services (like Canva, PicMonkey, Vectr, Crello, BeFunky, Fotor, Snappa) and products (like Photoshop, Sketch, GIMP) are great for certain tasks, Stencil is the fastest way to get your images designed in a matter of minutes. If you’re looking for a great Canva alternative or PicMonkey alternative, Stencil is the one!
We support unlimited uploads, meaning you can upload your entire collection of photos and graphics straight to Stencil for use. We support all the major image types (including JPEG, PNG, GIF, SVG, WebP), and you can always download any images you uploaded back down to your computer later on.
More about the Stencil for WordPress plugin:
While Stencil on it’s own is an amazing service, we (like you) spend a lot of time in our WordPress Admin area writing up our newest blogs and announcements.
Something we noticed while doing this is that it was a bit cumbersome switching tabs to Stencil to design our Featured Images for the blog post we were writing, download it, and then re-uploading into WordPress.
So we design this simple to use (and install) plugin so that you can use Stencil right from your WordPress Admin area.
This video will show you what that experience is like:
How does this work?
Once you’ve installed the plugin, you can access the full Stencil experience right inside of WordPress. Not sure what Stencil is? It’s the fastest way to create amazing visuals. Check us out: getstencil.com
Do I need a Stencil account to use this plugin?
You can try Stencil out after installing the plugin without creating account, but in order to save or use any of the images you create, you’ll need to create an account with Stencil. You can do this right from within WordPress inside of the Stencil plugin.
Is Stencil free?
We offer a free version of Stencil which allows you to access some of the photos, icons and templates we provide, but to get the most out of Stencil and access all of our premium features, you’ll need (or want) a Pro or Unlimited account. More information on that is available here: getstencil.com/pricing
Can I use Stencil to add images to my Media Library
Yes! In fact, that’s exactly why this plugin exists: to let you design amazing images for your post without ever leaving WordPress. The Stencil plugin lives right next to your Media Library where you can design images as your write posts!
I still have questions; where can I get support?
Head over to help.getstencil.com and we’ll be more than happy to help!
Contributors & Developers
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README udpates + new logo 🙂
Increased version support
Path changes to ensure the app can load quickly
Reverting approach to adding Stencil tab to see if it addresses bugs
Hotfix for the previous version
Plugin updates to work better with conflict plugins (like Envato and StockPack)
Added support for the Oxygen WordPress Plugin.
Fixed another similar bug, but this time for focusing on the Stencil tab properly.
Fixed a bug for newer versions of WordPress that prevented successful navigation to the Media Library after something was added to it.
Readme updates (including new statistics)
Divi Builder bug fix (for older versions)
Fixed bug with 3rd party plugins causing issues with tab showing up. Namely, there was an issue when the Envato Elements Plugin was installed which prevented Stencil from showing up in the MediaFrame view.
Fixed bug with 3rd party plugins causing issues with jQuery accessibility
Added support for Divi Builder Visual Builder
Added support for the Beaver Builder WordPress Plugin
Bug fix: cleaned up CSS and removed z-index property within the file
Fixed another Divi Builder compatibility bug (z-index related)
Fixed a Divi Builder compatibility bug
Added support for the Divi Builder WordPress Plugin
Added support for the Elementor WordPress Plugin
Removed method of detecting source of cross-frame messaging
Changed default landing flow
1.6.1 – 1.6.2
Race-condition bug fix when a browser extension was installed on the same browser
1.5.1 – 1.5.2
Changes to message posting between frames which should address some bugs related to the app freezing when loading and during logout
1.4.1 – 1.4.2
Documentation updates (including assets)
More Gutenberg fixes (sad face)
1.3.1 – 1.3.3
Changed how listeners are applied to page(s) to more fully address WordPress 5.0.x updates (specifically due to Guterberg editor changes)
Timezone bug fix
Timezone busting for caching
Fixes for WordPress Gutenberg updates
1.1.11 – 1.1.14
Version method in StencilWordPressUtils.js
1.1.7 – 1.1.9
Readme / documentation updates
Directory cleanup + documentation work
1.1.4 – 1.1.5
Better documentation and namespace work
Bug fix where Utils class was excluded, and issue with extensions
Changed default page that is loaded when Stencil is loaded
Revamp of loading-flow to allow for website Content Security Policies that fail to load remote utils class
Initial launch of the Stencil WordPress plugin