Lately, I have seen a lot of people mentioning that they do not clearly understand what the pricing page means by request.
Here’s a detailed breakdown of how that works. Don’t worry it’s not that long 🙂
A request is counted when the plugin makes a call to the server. Here’s when the plugin makes that call
- When you search any query it counts as 1 request per page
- A download counts as 1 request.
- A query into the license cost of an image counts as 1 request
There are a few things to be added:
- If you do not refresh the page the search is cached, so if you want to search the same thing again, it will work instantly and you will not consume a request
- Searches load automatically as you scroll to fill the page. This is the same as how the native media library does it. If you have a large screen you will load 2 pages when you search. This is because one page has 30 images.
- When you switch the provider a search is made automatically to update the images, so that counts as a separate request
Also, you need to keep in mind:
- Even if you do not get 30 images in a search, or even no images, a request is still counted. That is because the provider does not have an answer but a call is still made.
- When the quota is reached, you will get a timer that will show you how much time you will have to wait for the queries. Since this is per hour, it will always be less than an hour.
If you have any questions please feel free to reach us.