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September 1, 2011 at 8:30 pm #5701
by some reason cu3er and preview in portfolio don’t use alt tag from mediafiles. if i insert image from medialibrary it uses alt tag.
it is possible to teach theme to use alt tag for SEO reasons?
my setup http://www.hintsolutions.ruSeptember 2, 2011 at 1:27 pm #51443September 6, 2011 at 11:15 pm #51444
Unfortunately I dont think thats easily possible, the image and alt tags are collected by a complex behind the scene wordpress function, adding this to the theme would require some heavy modifications that go way beyond any cost/benefit ratioSeptember 19, 2011 at 10:15 am #51445
I didn’t quite understand the original question here but it sounds like the problem I have.
I am using broadscope 2.0 and have just set up a new site. After checking the seo, it seems all my alt tag are not showing up when I view source on the home page.
The home page has portfolio images running and the alt attributes are set on the media library and in the boxes on the ‘Caption Title’ in ‘Add Featured Images’
Are you saying that this is normal? Can’t I have my alt tags showing?
My site is arcadiabuildersltd.co.uk and view source will show the problem.
Thanks…September 19, 2011 at 8:30 pm #51446
the alt tag is set for some entries and for some not – did you check if “Caption Title”, etc. are set for all slider images?September 22, 2011 at 11:44 am #51447
I don’t know what you mean by “did you check if “Caption Title”, etc. are set for all slider images”.
As I said, I have entries in Caption Titles as well as alt tags. I’m not aware of any tick boxes that need ticking.
The alt tags appear (in view source) for the same images on portfolio entries but not on the home page.
Just to clarify that, I have images in porfolio entries appearing in the slider – on view source the alt tags are showing up.
Using the same images, picked from the media library, but this time on the slider on the home page, the alt tags are showing up as empty on the view source.
This is taking a few points off my SEO efforts.
thanks.September 22, 2011 at 12:56 pm #51448
I see no reason why the slider images have no alt tag – it seems like the “avia_image_by_id” function in frameworkphpfunction-set-avia-frontend.php and image title/description are set based on the thumbnail/attachment id. I’ll ask Kriesi to look into it. Maybe we’ve found a bug here.September 22, 2011 at 4:11 pm #51449
I have just double checked, something seemed wrong – it may be me.
On my gallery page (the portfolio) only one of the slide images was showing an alt tag, but on closer inspection it seems to be the wrong alt tag.
After investigation it seems the alt tag used is actually the ‘Description’ field in the media library and not the ‘Alternate Text’ field which is being ignored.
Is that just me? I presumed the ‘Alternate Text’ was the alt tag but it’s actually the description field which is used.
So this may be a false alarm.
If so, what is the ‘Alternate Text’ field used for?
thanksSeptember 23, 2011 at 5:06 am #51450
Yes – the description field is used as alt tag (it’s not obvious though so I’ll ask Kriesi to add a view words to the docs). The ‘Alternate Text’ is useless (at least for our theme).September 23, 2011 at 8:55 am #51451
Supa Dupa, thanks dude.
Well, that’s how you learn isn’t it? Just keep hacking away, even though you think you know it, you don’t.
Thanks for your help, and sorry for false alarm.September 24, 2011 at 10:14 am #51452
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