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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.
Installation & Usage
- Upload the whole plugin folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ folder.
- Go to the Plugins page and activate the plugin.
- Use the Options page to modify ALT and TITLE options.
- 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.
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.
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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