Category Icons
[resolved] Alt text for category icons (6 posts)

  1. bodhi_mcgee
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi, great plugin providing a much needed feature in wordpress. Im needing to have alt text associated with the category icon image. Has anyone done this or know a good way to go about it?

    Any assistance or ideas much appreciated.



  2. Joe Dolson
    Posted 3 years ago #

    It looks to me like this plug-in already includes alt attributes automatically with the category name.

  3. bodhi_mcgee
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Sure, it does. Eg. for the category "Wildlife"

    alt="Wildlife" title="Wildlife"

    But how is a category name an adequate description for an image for accessibility purposes?

    All we need here is another field for a custom alt text for each image.

    Anyone have any ideas how this could be added to this plugin?

    Any help much appreciated,


  4. Joe Dolson
    Posted 3 years ago #

    If the category name is sufficient as text, then it's sufficient for the alt attribute. There's no need for anything additional, and in fact, in 99% of cases, anything extra would be detrimental to accessibility.

    You'd have to talk to the developer about adding another field; but I wouldn't recommend adding it -- it wouldn't serve accessibility.

  5. submarine
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #


    I've add compatibility with SEO Friendly Image since Category Icons v2.0.5. Try it.

  6. sanston5
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I've downloaded and registered for WordPress and NextGEN. Can not get any further than "log-in". Sure would like to use these two, but nothing I do works. Can someone help?
    [email address moderated - these forums do not provide support via email]

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