[resolved] Alt tags for seo? (7 posts)

  1. turiyamoore
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi, I am very happy with Catablog. Thanks!

    How can I best edit alt tags and file names of catablog items? Do I need to upload new images or can I do it in the database?

    Can you point me in the correct direction? (I can't find any way to deal with alt tags and have noticed my page is not ranking as it was before using Catablog. I had alt tags with previous gallery plugin)


  2. mbrsolution
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi have a look at this link

    It will help you understand more your requirements. Alternately what you probably want to do is add the following alt="%TITLE%" in a template.

    Kind regards

  3. turiyamoore
    Posted 3 years ago #

    hmmm, i'm not sure what to do with this, but will give it a shot. I wish I caught the fact that this plugin doesn't support alt data before integrating it.

  4. mbrsolution
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi, you can achieve this using the templates or create a new template.

    Sorry for my instructions above. I will try and make it more clear in the following example.

    For example the default template has the following settings.

    <div class='catablog-row %CATEGORY-SLUGS%'>
    	<div class="catablog-images-column">
    	<h3 class='catablog-title'>%TITLE-LINK%</h3>
    	<div class="catablog-description">

    What you could do is add the alt tag with the %TITLE% token to the following <div class="catablog-images-column"> in template so it would become <div class="catablog-images-column" alt="%TITLE%">

    Or like Zach mentioned above in the link I provided, add the following

    <img src="%IMAGE-THUMBNAIL%" alt="%TITLE%" /> to a template. Remember that you create a unique template to suite your needs.

    This would then add the image title to the alt tag thus providing a unique alt text for each image, which is good for SEO.

    I hope this example helps you further.

    Kind regards

  5. turiyamoore
    Posted 3 years ago #

    the thing is I have the titles showing on mouse-over for thumbs and what i need in alt= won't work in the title that displays.


    I need the alt tags to say meditation-bench but displaying it on every one as a title doesn't work.

  6. mbrsolution
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi, so what you want is meditation-bench as the alt text, correct?

    Which template are you using? Which ever is the template that you are using, simply add the alt="meditation-bench" to the template. All your images should now have meditation-bench in the alt.

    Kind regards

  7. turiyamoore
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I really appreciate your effort to help me. Thanks!

    This is what I used for the template (for anyone else wanting some control over the alt tag). The phrase I need is in there, but it also uses the title so the individual names are present too. This gives me an accurate description, as well as better SEO for my images.

    <div class="catablog-row catablog-gallery">
    	<a href="%LINK%" class="catablog-image" rel="nobox" %LINK-TARGET% %LINK-REL%>
    		<img src="%IMAGE-THUMBNAIL%" alt="meditation bench %TITLE%" />
    		<strong class="catablog-title">%TITLE%</strong>
    	<div class="catablog-description">%DESCRIPTION%</div>

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