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[resolved] Alt Tag in tile gallery (16 posts)

  1. masajo
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    hello jetpack team,

    i am using jetpacks tile gallery and think it is very pretty. good job!

    the thing that bothers me is, that there seems to be no alt tags while using it. If i am deactivating the plug-in the alt tags are there and correctly filled out. am i missing something ?

    http://vegan-in-graz.at/vegan/bio-baeckerei-graz-waldherr

    regards,
    martina

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/jetpack/

  2. Jeremy Herve
    Happiness Engineer
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for the report!

    We'll have a look at this problem, and I'll get back to you as soon as we can address the issue.

  3. Willem-Siebe
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Any news on the ALT tag? Really important for SEO!

  4. Willem-Siebe
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Don't punish me ;-), this is just a message to get notify you again about my previous question. ALT = SEO. I would like to know if you are going to insert alt tag for the tiled gallery, else this gallery becomes useless for me (it's still pretty ofcourse, but that's not enough).

    Kind regards,

    Willem

  5. Jeremy Herve
    Happiness Engineer
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    @Willem We're looking into the problem, but I don't have an ETA at the moment.

    In the meantime, you could add a title to the images.

  6. Willem-Siebe
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Jeremy,

    Thanks for your reply. WordPress automatically adds a title, so that's not the problem.

    I understand if you can't give a ETA, but can you confirm the ALT tag is going to be implemented some time? I don't know if you say 'we're looking into the problem' if that means it will be there in future ;-).

    Kind regards,

    Willem

  7. Jeremy Herve
    Happiness Engineer
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    We will add the Alt tag back, yes. I just don't have a date yet, but I'll let you know as soon as I have some news!

  8. Willem-Siebe
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Jeremy, where is the track issue for this enhancement? It's 6 months later and I don't see this important SEO rule being implemented yet.

  9. Jeremy Herve
    Happiness Engineer
    Plugin Author

    Posted 9 months ago #

    You can follow our progress in this trac ticket:
    http://plugins.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/1815

    We haven't made any progress on this yet, but it's still on our radar! I'll post again here as soon as it is fixed.

  10. dvaneveren
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Can you increase the priority of this defect? It's an important SEO feature, it shouldn't be low priority.

  11. LukeJonGibson
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    I agree, it's quite poor display of your products priorities if something so simple is being ignored for so long.

  12. Jeremy Herve
    Happiness Engineer
    Plugin Author

    Posted 6 months ago #

    We've added alt attributes in this changeset, and the change will be included in the next Jetpack release.

  13. Willem-Siebe
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Yeah! Finally!

  14. dvaneveren
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Thanks Jeremy, great news!

  15. traceygoop
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Hi Jeremy,

    I'm finding that the alt tag is simply repeating the image title, and ignoring the specified alt text information - should this be the case? Or does "the next Jetpack release" mean the one after 2.8?

    I'm using Jetpack 2.8 on WordPress 3.8.1.

    Thanks!

  16. Willem-Siebe
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    I never noticed that, because my titles are always the same as my ALT, but if that's the case then I agree this is not the correct implementation because the title is for you own use in WordPress and the ALT is there for the frontend/SEO part, so these two can be different.

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