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Long Description


Automatically adds a longdesc attribute to your images when you insert them into the post body if a description has been written. A page will be created that shows the information that you typed into the description field of your image as well as a link back to the place in the document where the reader left off.

You can create a custom template in your theme’s folder to further style the Long Description page. I would suggest creating a copy of the longdesc-template.php file from this plugin in your active theme (or child theme) and reworking it to fit your needs.


  1. Download
  2. Unzip the package and upload to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  3. Log into WordPress and navigate to the “Plugins” panel.
  4. Activate the plugin.

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“Long Description” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Refactor most of the code.
  • Escape all output.


  • load_plugin_textdomain() added.
  • longdesc_return_anchor() added.
  • longdesc-template.php added.
  • Support for theme files added.
  • Return to Article functionality added.
  • No loner using wp-admin/admin-ajax.php as delivery method.


Now using both wp_ajax_longdesc and wp_ajax_nopriv_longdesc.


  • Changed action from wp_ajax_longdesc to wp_ajax_nopriv_longdesc.


  • Original Release – Works with WordPress 3.0.1.