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Opened 15 months ago

Closed 14 months ago

Last modified 14 months ago

#49875 closed feature request (duplicate)

Automatically Insert Alt Text Just like Title Text or A Reminder Prompt

Reported by: mayankmajeji Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Media Keywords:
Focuses: accessibility Cc:

Description

WordPress should auto insert alt text as it does for title text at the time of the image upload.

Because of alt text is essential both for accessibility and SEO purposes, I think it should be provided by default as many people forget to write it or ignore it as they don't know its importance.

Later they get to add them manually only after an SEO audit tool report or when they manually check each image themself.

If not auto, insert, at least there should be a prompt for entering alt-text every time a user add image/images to the media library.

It will merely act as a reminder and eventually improve accessibility, UX, and SEO.

Change History (6)

#1 @mayankmajeji
15 months ago

  • Summary changed from Automatically Insert Alt Text Just like Title Text or A Reminded Prompt to Automatically Insert Alt Text Just like Title Text or A Reminder Prompt

#2 follow-up: @SergeyBiryukov
15 months ago

Hi there, welcome to WordPress Trac! Thanks for the ticket.

It seems like #47456 should cover this enhancement.

#3 in reply to: ↑ 2 @mayankmajeji
15 months ago

Thanks for the update @SergeyBiryukov.

How can I merge this ticket with the #47456.

Should I simply comment there along with the ticket number?

Replying to SergeyBiryukov:

Hi there, welcome to WordPress Trac! Thanks for the ticket.

It seems like #47456 should cover this enhancement.

Version 0, edited 15 months ago by mayankmajeji (next)

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #accessibility by afercia. View the logs.


14 months ago

#5 @afercia
14 months ago

  • Keywords dev-feedback removed
  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

@mayankmajeji thanks for your report. This ticket was discussed during today's accessibility bug-scrub. As mentioned by Sergey, this issue is already tracked in #47456 where the prevalent opinion is to _not_ insert the alt text automatically and improve the UI instead. Please see there for more details and do feel free to join the conversation there.

Going to close this ticket in favor of #47456.

#6 @afercia
14 months ago

  • Severity changed from major to normal
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