Question: How can I add image alt text in WordPress?


You can add an image alt text in WordPress by following these steps:

  1. Login to your WordPress Dashboard: Navigate to the WordPress admin panel by appending '/wp-admin' to your site's base URL.

  2. Edit a Post or Page: Click on 'Posts' or 'Pages' from the left-hand menu and select the post or page you want to edit.

  3. Add or Edit an Image: If you're adding a new image, click on the '+ Add Block' button (usually at the top of the editor), then select 'Image'. If you're editing an existing image, simply click on it.

  4. Open Image Settings: Once the image block is selected, you'll see the settings for that block appear on the right-hand side of the WordPress editor. Here, look for the 'Alt Text' field.

  5. Enter Alt Text: Type your desired alt text into this field. This should be a brief description of the image, for example, "a red apple on a white background". This text helps search engines understand what's in the image, and it's also used by screen readers to help visually impaired users.

  6. Save Your Changes: Finally, click the 'Update' button to save your changes.

Here's an example of what the process looks like in code if you were manually editing an HTML file:

<img src="image.jpg" alt="This is the alt text">

In this example, image.jpg is the path to the image file and This is the alt text is the alt text that describes the image.

Remember, it's good practice to add alt text to every image you upload, not only because it enhances accessibility but also because it can improve your site's SEO performance.

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