SEO Friendly Images

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SEO Friendly Images is a WordPress optimization plugin which automatically updates all images with proper ALT and TITLE attributes. If your images do not have ALT and TITLE already set, SEO Friendly Images will add them according the options you set. Additionally this makes the post W3C/xHTML valid as well.

ALT attribute is important part of search engine optimization. It describes your image to search engine and when a user searches for a certain image this is a key determining factor for a match.

TITLE attribute play lesser role but is important for visitors as this text will automatically appear in the tooltip when mouse is over the image.

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Installation & Usage

  1. Upload the whole plugin folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ folder.
  2. Go to the Plugins page and activate the plugin.
  3. Use the Options page to modify ALT and TITLE options.
  4. You are done, SEO Image does everything else

SEO Friendly Images options recognize two tags %title (post title) and %name (filename of the picture). By combining these two tags and additional words (photo, picture etc..) you can create relevant alt and title tags automatically for all images.

Here is a live example of the plugin (active on my blog). The image that has title and alt replaced with "%title" and "%name %title" respectively resulting in "SEO Friendly Image" for title and "example SEO Friendly Images" for alt.

example.jpg

There is one additional option called 'Override default WordPress alt'. If you uploaded pictures to your blog posts already and haven't specified a description WordPress would automatically add a default alt tag in form of image.jpg. Since SEO Friendly Images replaces only empty or non-existing alt tags, this would be left intact unless this option is turned on.

Changelog

v2.4: Regexp Optimization. Fixed bug with single quotes used in images.

v2.3.2: WP 2.7 cleanup

v2.3: Fixes an issue with poorly formatted img tag

v2.0: Fixed compatibility issue with WordPress 2.5.1 and included %category replacement string.

May 20th, 2008 v1.20

* Compatibility with WordPress 2.5.1 and support for %category.

Mar 6st, 2008 v1.1

* Bug fix with quotes in titles

Mar 1st, 2008 v1.0
* Initial release

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371 Comments

  1. 5 days ago

    I liked this plugin,very very liked.Im using it in my blogs.

  2. Hi
    Thanks for this plugin. Im using it in all of my blogs

  3. Mar 3rd, 2014

    I am using Authority Pro 3 plugin and am using Graphic Bullet List widget. The Bots are picking up the graphic bullets image from my listing. I am trying to figure out how blank out the image from the bots with alt text.

  4. Feb 7th, 2014

    Hi, do you know how I can make you SEO Friendly Images plugin work with my custom post type called Properties?

    Will be happy to make a donation.

    Thanks.

  5. Feb 6th, 2014

    I downloaded your plugin, activated it .. now I'm looking for that 3. Use the Options page to modify ALT and TITLE options. Where would that Options page be exactly??

    Thank you

    • burken
      Feb 25th, 2014

      that is also my question - feeling a bit stupid as i cannot see a way to access the mentioned OPTION feature...
      Please clarify in the instructions, dear Vladimir ;-)
      THX for all your great work !

      • 3 weeks ago

        Took me a while to find it too. You have to go to your Word Press settings section. SEO Friendly Images is one of the options under that section.

  6. Feb 5th, 2014

    Hello, I installed your plugin, but it does not seem to work. I will admit I am not technical. I've gone in and tried to label my images as much as possible.
    Does your plugin work with images of products from amazon? I am an affiliate marketer and I want to stay SEO friendly. Thank you.

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