Divi Alt Text
A Divi plugin to automatically fetch images alt text and/or title from Wordpress media library
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(all future updates freely downloadable)
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(Traduction française en cours)
Automatically fetch alt text from media library with Divi Alt Text!
Divi doesn’t get images alt texts from WP media library for its image-specific modules. It’s only possible to specify alt text in the module settings.
So you have to manually set alt text to these modules settings, and if any change is made later in the media library, you will have to manually update all the modules.
This plugin allows you to automatically get alt text from media library for the following modules:
→ Image, Blurb, Fullwidth image, Fullwidth header, Slider, Fullwidth slider
Additionally, you can also fetch image title from media library for these modules:
→ Image, Fullwidth image, Fullwidth header
WARNING: Image Gallery and Portfolio modules are NOT INCLUDED because their code is too dirty to be improved in a clean way. It would require overwriting too much code, which would be bad practice and too dangerous regarding future Divi updates.
Nevertheless, Portfolio module uses project name as alt text, and Gallery module uses image title as alt text, so it is not as bad as it could.
Are alt texts automatically updated when edited in library?
YES! You just activate the plugin and freely edit your alt texts in library without having to do anything else.
The plugin works in backend and frontend, updating modules attributes while editing a page with the builder, and displaying the alt text from library on frontend (with default options).
Why is alt text so important?
Alt text is essential for web site accessibility, as it is used by visually impaired people’s screen readers. It is a way to describe images for them, so that they can understand better the reading context.
It is also displayed when image coudn’t be loaded (bad/slow internet connection, network problem, wrong image link…) to describe the missing image.
Finally, alt text is important for SEO because that is the way Google can understand and thus index your images.
What about image title?
Image title is not so important on a website: it is used by browsers to display a tooltip on mouse hover.
But Divi Alt Text can do better, fetching it from media library and using it as alt text when alt text is not set. This is very useful when all alt texts are missing in the library, because titles are automatically set on image upload.
Very easy to setup
Default settings at plugin’s activation are OK for most websites, so you have nothing to do. Divi Alt Text will try to get alt text from library, use the title if alt text is not set, or use the module settings alt text as last choice.
If you need more control over alt texts and titles, here are all the available options:
Divi Alt Text is available in english and french. Let me know if you found errors or if you want to send me other language files.
This plugin is provided with LIFETIME license: you will have free download access to all future updates.