Do you want to add the title attribute to images in WordPress?
The title attribute allows you to provide additional information about each image. This helps screen readers and search engines understand what the image is about, which is great for accessibility and SEO.
In this article, we will show you how to easily add title attributes to images in WordPress.
What Is the Title Attribute in Images?
Web crawlers, bots, and screen reading devices can’t actually see your images. Instead, they see HTML like:
<img src="/path/to/image/fruits.jpg" width="100" height="100" />
Most of the time, this code doesn’t help accessibility tools and search engines understand what the image is about.
That’s why we recommend adding a title tag to your images. For example:
<img src="/path/to/image/fruits.jpg" width="100" height="100" alt="A fruit basket" title="Fruit Basket" />
A helpful, relevant title tag will help search engines like Google index your images correctly and then show them to people who are searching for content just like yours. This can improve your image SEO and increase your blog traffic.
Accessibility tools such as screen readers will also read the title out loud, which is helpful for visitors who have problems with their vision.
With that being said, let’s see how you can add title attributes in your WordPress blog or website. Simply use the quick links below to jump to the method you want to use:
Method 1: Adding Title Attribute to Images Using the Block Editor
You can easily add alt text and title attributes to any image in the WordPress WordPress content editor. Simply go to Posts » Add New and create a post.
Then click on the ‘+’ icon, and select the Image block to add an image to the post or page.
You can now either choose an image from the media library or upload an image from your computer. No matter what option you choose, make sure you click to select the image in the media library.
You can now add alternative text by typing into the ‘Title’ field.
There’s also a ‘Title’ field, but this is the title that WordPress uses internally to identify media files in the Media Library. For more on this topic, please see our guide on image alt text vs image title in WordPress – what’s the difference?
To add an HTML image title attribute, you’ll need to go ahead and add the image to your page or post, as normal. Then, click to expand the ‘Advanced’ section in the right-hand menu.
This has a ‘Title attribute’ field, which is the true HTML image title attribute.
Simply type the information you want to use into the field.
You can now go ahead and click on ‘Update’ or ‘Publish’ to make your changes live.
Now, simply hover your mouse over the image, and you’ll see a popup containing your title tag.
Method 2: Add Title Attribute to Images Using WordPress Classic Editor
If you are using the older classic editor, then the process of adding a title attribute is slightly different. In the classic editor, click the ‘Add Media’ button and select your image.
Now, either upload a new image or choose an image from the media library. You can then add the alt text and a title using the fields towards the right of the media library.
Once again, keep in mind that ‘Title’ is used internally by WordPress and is not the true image title attribute that can improve SEO and accessibility.
When you are ready, click the ‘Insert into post’ button.
From there, click to select your image and then select the little pencil icon. This will bring up the ‘Image Details’ popup.
Simply click to expand the ‘Advanced Options’ section and then type the title tag into the ‘Image Title Attribute’ field.
Don’t forget to click on the ‘Update’ button to save your changes.
You can now go ahead and publish the page or post to make the image alt text and title tag live.
We hope this article helped you easily add the title attribute to images in WordPress. You may also want to look at our ultimate guide on how to boost WordPress speed and performance and our expert pick of the best WordPress SEO tools and plugins you should use.