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How to Tag Images in WordPress with Media Library Assistant

Are you looking for an easy way to tag images in the WordPress media library?

If you’ve uploaded a lot of images, then you might be frustrated that WordPress doesn’t have a way to properly sort images and other media files. This can make it more difficult to find a specific image you want to use.

In this article, we’ll show you how to tag images in WordPress with Media Library Assistant.

How to Tag Images in WordPress with Media Library Assistant

Why Should You Tag Images in WordPress?

WordPress doesn’t allow you to add tags or create categories for images. This can make it difficult to organize your files, so it may take longer to find the image you want to use.

This can be a big problem for photographers, designers, and other people who need to add lots of images to WordPress. It can also be an issue for online stores that have thousands of product images.

The good news is that it is possible to add WordPress taxonomies like categories and tags to your images. This will make it easier to organize your files, so you can always find exactly the right image no matter how big the media library.

With that said, let’s see how you can easily add image tags in WordPress.

How to Tag Images in WordPress

The easiest way to create image tags in WordPress is by using Media Library Assistant.

This free plugin lets you create an unlimited number of image categories and tags using the familiar WordPress tools. If you’ve added categories and tags for WordPress pages, then the process is exactly the same.

First, you’ll need to install and activate the Media Library Assistant plugin. For more details, please refer to our guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

The plugin has no settings for you to configure, so you can start using it straight away.

To create an image category, go to Media » Att. Category in the WordPress dashboard. After that, type in a name for the category, add an optional description, and enter a slug, which will be the category’s URL.

Add an image category

When you’re done, go ahead and create the category by clicking on the ‘Add New Att. Category’ button.

To add more categories to your WordPress website, simply follow the same process described above.

Media Library Assistant also allows you to create image subcategories. Simply go to Media » Att. Category but this time open the ‘Parent Att. Category’ dropdown menu.

You can now choose the category that you want to use as the parent.

How to add tags and categories to WordPress images

After that, type in some information about the category and click on the ‘Add New Att. Category’ button.

To create image tags on your WordPress blog or website, go to Media » Att. Tag.

Creating image tags in WordPress

You can now type in the title, slug, and description you want to use. To make the tag live, click on the ‘Add New Att. Tag’ button.

When you have all your categories and tags, you’re ready to add them to your images by going to Media » Assistant.

Here, hover your mouse over any image and click on the ‘Quick Edit’ link when it appears.

Quick edit any image

In the ‘Att. Tags’ box, go ahead and type in all the tags you want to add to the image.

You can also select one or more categories from the ‘All Categories’ box.

Select a category and enter tags

When you’re done, simply click on the ‘Update’ button to store your changes.

You can now search for files using image tags and categories by going to Media » Library in the WordPress dashboard.

If WordPress shows the list view, then you’ll need to switch to the grid view using the small square grid icon. After that, click on the ‘Terms Search’ button.

How to search images using tags and categories

This opens a popup where you can type in the category or tag that you want to search for.

Simply enter the term and then click on ‘Search.’

Enter search tag or category to search the image

The plugin will now find all the images that have this tag or category.

We hope that this article helped you learn how to tag images in WordPress with Media Library Assistant. You may also want to check out our ultimate guide on how to boost WordPress speed and performance and our expert pick of the best Instagram WordPress plugins.

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