June 22, 2012 at 3:14 am #13530
Loving broadscope still, such an easy theme to work with.
Just having an issue with one little thing still though: Despite having added ALT information in every possible spot within WordPress itself, images that are in the Slideshow section (the big slideshow on the homepage http://www.microstockman.com/ as well as the panoramic image below the menu on each page, see here for instance http://www.microstockman.com/model-releases-microstock-photography/ ) the ALT description does not appear, thus the images aren’t really searchable by Google etc.
here is copy of the code I am talking about on the homepage slider…
div class="container slideshow_container" style="height: 430px;">
<li class="featured featured_container1" style="display: none; z-index: 3; position: absolute;">
img alt="" title="Indian Girl Stock Photo" src="http://www.microstockman.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/dreamstime-indian-girl-photo.jpg"
and the other pages
<div class="container slideshow_container" style="height: 100px;">
<li class="featured featured_container1" style="display: block; z-index: 3; position: absolute;">
img alt="" title="Woman on Ledge Stock Photo" src="http://www.microstockman.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/microstock-photography-guide-image-31.jpg"
Since Broadscope pages include the Add Featured Images section which allows you to add elements like external links etc, I am thinking that perhaps this feature is part of the problem, as it is not grabbing the ALT information stored in the WordPress media files.
Hope that all makes sense.
Look forwrad to your thoughts
TimJune 22, 2012 at 3:16 am #79590June 22, 2012 at 6:02 am #79591
Make sure you are filling in the “Caption” text for the individual media file. I just did a quick test with a clean install of the theme and didn’t have any issues with the Alt text populating from that field for the image.
The easiest way to edit the information is to go to Media>Library then select Edit for the image you want to add information for. Once you’ve filled in the Caption Text and save, it will populate the Alt text.
Its a bit misleading since the the Alt Text field is just above that, but it seems that is just how Kriesi has it set.
DevinJune 22, 2012 at 6:35 am #79592
Ok wow, that is highly illogical but so glad it works! Thank you, have been scratching my head with this one for months now!
REALLY appreciate the brilliant support given for Kriesi’s themes, thank you.
TimJune 22, 2012 at 6:56 am #79593
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