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How to Automatically Add Titles to Images in WordPress

Last updated on Nov 18, 2016 by Waseem Abbas

Do you want to automatically add image titles in WordPress? As a photographer, you may have hundreds of thousands of photos on your site, and you may forget to add titles to a few of them. In this article, we will share how to automatically add titles to images in WordPress.

Adding titles and alt text to your photos is important for 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, tell search engines what your photos are all about.

But don’t worry– you don’t have to do this manually. To automatically add titles and alt text to your WordPress images, all you have to do is follow these 2 steps:

  • Step 1. Install and activate Format Media Titles plugin
  • Step 2. Go to the plugin’s settings to configure it

Ready to get started? Let’s go!

Step 1: Install and Activate Format Media Titles Plugin

First thing you need to do is install and activate Format Media Titles plugin. Simply go to Plugins » Add New from your WordPress backend.

In the search bar, you should type Format Media Titles, and you’ll see the suggestions below.

Search Plugin

Go ahead and click on the Install Now button. On the same screen, you’ll then click on the blue Activate button, and the plugin will be activated.

Activate Plugin

If you need more help with this step, then you should check out this guide on how to install and activate a WordPress plugin.

Step 2: Go To The Plugin’s Settings To Configure It

Upon activating the plugin, you can go to Settings » Format Media Titles to configure it. Then you’ll see the settings for adding your media titles and alt text.

Configure Plugin

This plugin works magically to remove hyphens, underscores, tilde and more from the filename to create clear, user-friendly titles. You can even automatically capitalize words if you like!

You also have the option to copy your image title to multiple fields. We recommend that you copy the image title to the Alternative Text field– this is crucial for ranking your images in search engines.

That’s all. We hope this article has helped you to learn how to automatically add titles to images in WordPress. You may also want to check out our guide on how to add automatic image tagging in WordPress.

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