How to disable image sources

There are various ways to disable the output of image sources. Find all of them on this page.

Plugin settings

The following options can be used to control where and which image sources are displayed.

In your WordPress dashboard, go to Settings > Image Sources.

  • Position of the image sources controls how image sources are displayed.
  • Per-page list or Overlay controls which images are considered for showing credits.
  • Miscellaneous settings > Standard Source controls what is displayed for images that don’t have a dedicated source string or that have the Use standard source option set.

Disable Image Source Control on specific pages

There are two hooks you can use to disable Image Source Control.

  • The isc_public_excluded_post_ids hook allows you to disable the Image Source Control plugin on specific pages, given an array of page IDs.
  • The isc_can_load comes without parameters and can be used for general purposes.

Disabling ISC means that neither image sources are displayed, including the global sources list, nor background tasks, like indexing images on this given page, are running.

You can use the hooks to disable ISC or enable it on specific pages or page types.

A few examples:

Enable ISC only on blog posts

You can use both hooks to disable Image Source Control on non-single posts. I.e., no sources will be loaded on search results, category pages, blog archives, pages, etc.


add_filter( 'isc_can_load', function( $can_load ) {
	return is_single();
} );Code language: PHP (php)


As you can see, this hook works through specific page IDs.

add_filter( 'isc_public_excluded_post_ids', function( $post_ids ) {
	if ( ! is_single() ) {
		$post_ids[] = get_the_ID();
	return $post_ids;
} );Code language: PHP (php)

Disable ISC on specific pages

Use the isc_public_excluded_post_ids to disable image sources on specific pages or posts. In this case, the post ID is 123.

add_filter( 'isc_public_excluded_post_ids', function( $post_ids ) {
    $post_ids[] = 123;
	return $post_ids;
} );Code language: PHP (php)

Disabling Overlays

There are various ways to disable or hide an image text overlay.

Disable overlays after a certain position

When you place the isc_stop_overlay string anywhere on your site, ISC will immediately stop displaying overlays for any following image. “Following” means the HTML code after that.

Ideally, you place isc_stop_overlay as an attribute to an HTML element, e.g.,

<h2 class="isc_stop_overlay">Headline</h2>Code language: HTML, XML (xml)

Disable overlays for certain images

Use the isc-disable-overlay class on a given image to stop the overlay showing for it.

Technically, the class needs to be added to the <figure> or <img> tags. This can be done through the “Additional CSS class(es)” block option for image blocks, options in your page builder, or using custom code.

Flexible rules to hide overlays

The most flexible rule to hide overlays of certain images or in specific containers you can use CSS rules.

The following CSS selector targets any image source string in an overlay:

.isc-source .isc-source-textCode language: CSS (css)

So, to hide them in a given element, let’s say a quote block, use a CSS rule like this one.

blockquote .isc-source .isc-source-text { display: none; }Code language: CSS (css)