September 25, 2015 at 20:21 UTC - Views: 32 #18306
When scrolling the cursor over an image a box pops up with the alt image title, which is inane by default, simply the file number assigned by the camera.
I’d love to have an option built into the Weaver theme for hiding these site-wide. I realize there are ways to deal with this ‘problem’ like giving every image a real title, manually editing each image one-by-by, or adding custom code somewhere. A check box in the theme options sure would simplify the issue.
At least I find these pop-up image titles quite annoying, useless, and unnecessary. Is there a good reason why not to hide these? Do they perform some SEO function or do some viewers like them?September 26, 2015 at 04:16 UTC - Views: 6 #24741
The alt tag is predominantly used for accessibility. See this wikipedia article for more information:September 26, 2015 at 06:57 UTC - Views: 8 #24742
I’m not sure how “DSC_3056” is helpful for accessibility. 😉
I’ve been browsing random photography and travel websites across the web tonight, and notice that none have alt tags popups. Major websites like Facebook, CNN, and BBC don’t use them either. Even the WordPress.org website doesn’t have alt tags.
I’d really just like them gone. 🙂September 26, 2015 at 13:45 UTC - Views: 4 #24743WeaverKeymaster
The popup info is from the title tag, I believe.
It is also considered important for SEO.September 26, 2015 at 17:06 UTC - Views: 5 #24744scramblerModeratorA small web search returned that page that has your answer
They are impossible to turn off just with CSS. They are browser dependant and are not part of any CSS spec i.e. you can’t style them, hide them, anything.
If they are so important, I wonder why other websites don’t use them? And they’re unavoidable in WordPress, it’s odd that the WordPress.org website doesn’t have them.
Thanks Weaver for the info. The popup text is indeed the contents of “Image Title Attribute,” as shown when editing the photos within WordPress “Image Details” screen.
It is possible to remove the tags by manually editing each photo. But to go through the entire website and delete every tag one-by-one would take some time; there are hundreds of photos already. And tags would still be automatically created for every new image that’s uploaded in the future.September 27, 2015 at 01:52 UTC - Views: 5 #24746
Ah, yes, the real confusion arises when these tag names are used interchangeably 🙂
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