Question: How can you get image alt text in WordPress?


In WordPress, you can retrieve the 'alt' text of an image using PHP within your theme files. Here's a simple way to do it:

Firstly, ensure that you've assigned an alt text to the image via the WordPress Media Library.

<?php // Assuming you have the ID of the image $image_id = get_post_thumbnail_id(); $image_alt = get_post_meta($image_id, '_wp_attachment_image_alt', TRUE); // Now you can echo the alt text. echo $image_alt; ?>

In this code snippet:

  • get_post_thumbnail_id() retrieves the ID of the featured image (thumbnail) of the current post in the loop.
  • get_post_meta() is a WordPress function that retrieves the metadata for a particular post. In this case, we're fetching the image's alt text which is stored with the meta key _wp_attachment_image_alt.

Please replace get_post_thumbnail_id() with the actual ID of your image if you want to get the alt text of a specific image.

This method requires you to edit your theme files directly. Be careful when making these changes and always keep a backup of your original files. If you're uncomfortable making these changes, consider reaching out to a developer or using a WordPress plugin that allows for easy alt text retrieval and editing.

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