Are you looking for an easy way to tag images in the WordPress media library?
If you have 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 the specific image you want to use.
In this article, we will show you how to tag images in WordPress with Media Library Assistant.
Why Should You Tag Images in WordPress?
By default, there’s no way to add tags or create categories for images in WordPress. This can make it difficult to organize your files, so it may take longer to find the image you want to use.
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 many files you upload to WordPress.
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.
How to Create Image Categories and Tags
To create an image category, go to Media » Att. Category in the WordPress dashboard and type in a name for the category.
Category titles can help search engines understand your content and how your site is structured. In this way, the category title can improve your WordPress SEO, so it’s important to use a descriptive, helpful title.
For more on this topic, please see our guide on SEO best practices for sorting your content.
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.
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, you need to go to Media » Att. Tag.
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.
Add Tags and Categories to WordPress Media Files
After creating all your categories and tags, you’re ready to add them to your images by going to Media » Assistant. Here, find the image where you want to add tags or categories and click on its ‘Quick Edit’ link.
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.
When you are done, simply click on the ‘Update’ button to store your changes.
Search Image Tags and Categories in WordPress
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.
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.’
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.