Add alt text to an image

Introduction

Alt text (alternative text) is a text string attribute for an image. Adding alt text to an image improves accessibility for readers who use screen readers. As of June 2017, alt text is no longer added automatically to images. This document explains how to add alt text to an image.

 

Before you start

You'll need a user account.

 

Steps

1. Log in to your blog: http://www.yourblog.com/wp-admin/.

2. Navigate to Media > Library.

3. Click an image.

4. In Attachment Details, click Edit more details:
Screenshot of media attachment details

5. Scroll down to Alternative Text and update the field:Screenshot of alternative text field

6. Click Update.

 

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