How to add alt text to images in your WordPress blog

How To Add Alt Tags To Images In WordPress

In my post, I show you how to add alt tags to images on your WordPress blog, step by step. We use alt tags to label WordPress images.

It is good practice to add alt tags to your WordPress images. Search engines like Google and Bing use robots to scan your blog content. The robots can’t see pictures. So they need the alt tag to index the image.

WordPress makes it simple to add alt tags to your images. In my article, I go over the various ways to add them to your WordPress images.

Let’s begin.

How To Add Alt Tags To Images In WordPress

Add Alt Tags To Images In The WordPress Media Library

  1. Select Media from your WordPress Admin menu.
  2. Hover your mouse over an image and select the Edit link.
  3. Add your alt tag to the Alternative text section.
  4. Finally, select Update to save your changes.

First, click on Media on your WordPress admin menu.

Select media from the menu

Hover your mouse over an image and select the Edit link.

Select edit from below the image

Add your alt text to the Alternative text section.

Add you details and select update

Finally, select Update to confirm your changes.

Continue with this process for each image in your media library.

Add Alt Tags To Uploaded Images In WordPress

  • Select Replace from the toolbar.
  • Select Open Media Library.
  • Add an alt tag for the image.
  • Finally, click on Select to save your changes.

After uploading an image to your blog post, click Replace on the toolbar. Then select Open Media Library.

Open media library

On the right, enter your image title and alt tag. To update, click on the Select link.

Add alt text and image title

Adding the page title and alt text as you upload your image means you do not have to go to the media library later to update.

Check Alt Tags For Images In Blog Posts

After writing your post, you can check your images for alt tags. Click on the image. The alt tag appears on the right.

Image with alt text

Should you find an image or images with no alt tag, you can add it before you publish.

Image without alt text

Select Replace from the toolbar. Then choose Open Media Library. Add the alt tag and click on Select.

Add Alt Tags To Amazon SiteStripe Images

  1. Create a custom HTML block.
  2. Paste your HTML code from Amazon into the block.
  3. Click on the three dots on the toolbar.
  4. Select Convert to Blocks.
  5. Add your alt tag to the alternative text section on the right.

If you are an Amazon affiliate, you can use the Amazon SiteStripe to get images for your blog.

Create a Custom HTML block to add an image from the Amazon SiteStripe.

Create a custom HTML block

Paste the image HTML code you got from the Amazon SiteStripe into the block.

Paste image HTMl code into the block

Next, click on the three in the toolbar and select Convert to blocks.

Convert to blocks

Converted blocks have an option to add alt text to the image on the right.

Add alt text option

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Alt tags are essential for your WordPress blog. Search engines use robots to scan your content.

They can’t see images, only text. Adding alt tags ensures search engines can index all your content.

You can add alt tags to your images as you upload them, or you can edit them in your media library.

It is essential to optimize images on your website to improve performance.

Visit my ShortPixel Image Optimizer For WordPress to find out how I optimize images on my site.

Have you added featured images to your blog posts? If you haven’t, visit my How To Add A Featured Image To A Post In WordPress to learn how.

I hope you found my article informative. If you have any questions, please leave them below.



2 responses to “How To Add Alt Tags To Images In WordPress”

  1. Ravi Singh avatar

    I always use to mention the information of image and targeted keyword in the alt tag. Alt tag or text are really very important for Image reading by Google bots. Thanks for sharing this information which is very useful and most of people just missed it, but you helped a lot. Subscribed your blog.

    1. newblogr avatar

      Hello, Ravi. Thank you for your kind comment.

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