Adding Titles manually to every media you upload to your WordPress site might be a little tedious for you so today I decided to write this post to help you automate the task.
Adding titles and alt text to your photos is important for Image SEO – getting your photography site found in search engines. Without this meta data, Google doesn’t know how to “read” your images. Your title, and particularly your alt text, gives the search engines a hint of what your photo is about.
You don’t have to stress yourself doing this manually, to do this automatically, just follow the few steps below:
#1. Install and Activate “Format Media Titles” plugin
First thing you need to do is install and activate Format Media Titles plugin .This can be done from your WordPress Admin dashboard, go to Plugins » Add New.
In the search bar, you should type Format Media Titles, and you’ll see it among the few suggestions below.
Now Install and Activate that plugin, If you need more help on how to install a WordPress plug-in, then you should check out this guide by WPBeginner on how to install and activate a WordPress plugin.
#2. Configure the plugin from it’s settings page
After activating the plugin, you can navigate to Settings » Format Media Titles to configure it. Then you’ll see the settings for adding your media titles and alt text.
This plugin is very good at what it does, you can use it to remove hyphens and underscore from the image filename to create user-friendly titles.
As shown in the screenshot, You also have the option to copy your image title to multiple fields as Alternative text and caption (we recommend you tick those).
And that’s all about how to automatically add titles to images in WordPress!
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