SEO Friendly Images

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SEO Friendly Images is a WordPress optimization plugin which automatically updates all images with proper ALT and TITLE attributes. If your images do not have ALT and TITLE already set, SEO Friendly Images will add them according the options you set. Additionally this makes the post W3C/xHTML valid as well.

ALT attribute is important part of search engine optimization. It describes your image to search engine and when a user searches for a certain image this is a key determining factor for a match.

TITLE attribute play lesser role but is important for visitors as this text will automatically appear in the tooltip when mouse is over the image.


Installation & Usage

  1. Upload the whole plugin folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ folder.
  2. Go to the Plugins page and activate the plugin.
  3. Use the Options page to modify ALT and TITLE options.
  4. You are done, SEO Image does everything else

SEO Friendly Images options recognize two tags %title (post title) and %name (filename of the picture). By combining these two tags and additional words (photo, picture etc..) you can create relevant alt and title tags automatically for all images.

Here is a live example of the plugin (active on my blog). The image that has title and alt replaced with "%title" and "%name %title" respectively resulting in "SEO Friendly Image" for title and "example SEO Friendly Images" for alt.


There is one additional option called 'Override default WordPress alt'. If you uploaded pictures to your blog posts already and haven't specified a description WordPress would automatically add a default alt tag in form of image.jpg. Since SEO Friendly Images replaces only empty or non-existing alt tags, this would be left intact unless this option is turned on.


v2.4: Regexp Optimization. Fixed bug with single quotes used in images.

v2.3.2: WP 2.7 cleanup

v2.3: Fixes an issue with poorly formatted img tag

v2.0: Fixed compatibility issue with WordPress 2.5.1 and included %category replacement string.

May 20th, 2008 v1.20

* Compatibility with WordPress 2.5.1 and support for %category.

Mar 6st, 2008 v1.1

* Bug fix with quotes in titles

Mar 1st, 2008 v1.0
* Initial release

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  1. Oct 9th, 2014 4:35 PM

    I bought this plugin with the aim of it handling galleries in woocommerce eg if I have

    Main product image
    6 Gallery Images.
    Image for each of 8 variations, using a a variation swatch plugin.

    That it will manage alt tags for all images eg

    Product Name Main Mmage
    Product Name Gallery Image 1
    Product Name Variation 1

    etc etc

    Can it do this or not?

    • Oct 9th, 2014 4:50 PM

      Hi Richard

      The version with WooCommerce support will handle WooCommerce product images. Check the alt tag of the image in the source of the page to confirm.

  2. Sep 29th, 2014 3:27 PM

    Hi Vlad!
    First of all, many congrats on your plugin. No other words. :)
    Secondo of all, I noticed that in my config, speaking of woocommerce product pages, it works only affecting the featured image. The others images in the product gallery have not alt set.
    Is there a way to fix this?
    Many thanks in advance and best regards.

  3. Sep 24th, 2014 1:57 PM

    I just purchased the Business edition for different websites. Followed intructions written in your website and tried in one website. Wanted to check whether it works. Went to different images I knew hadn't ALT tag nor Title and it seems there are no changes, so ALT tag &Title it's not added. How long does it take? Should I do something else? Please advise

  4. Sep 20th, 2014 10:09 PM

    Well, just wanted to say thank you for saving my so much time with this plugin. I am not sure if anyone requested it but maybe you could include in future release a way to automatically put a description in each image just like with image titles. That would literally save hours

  5. Sep 9th, 2014 12:55 PM

    I have problems regenerating. images. It only regenerates 1 image although I selllect all the options. Thus I interested to regenerate the woocommerce products images but I don´t know if it's working with the free version.


  6. Sep 4th, 2014 6:11 PM


    I've just added the free version to my site, I'm confused. What do you get with the paid version that the free version doesn't already offer?

    Also, i would love to check if the version I have just installed actually works, is there any way of seeing this?



  7. Aug 20th, 2014 8:54 PM

    This plugin helped me save time on some of my sites. Congratulations for the work!

  8. Aug 10th, 2014 12:18 PM

    Hi I am using my plugin on a multi site and it does not update the alt tags. Is there anything I can do?

  9. Aug 6th, 2014 1:04 AM

    Still not clear to me if the plugin is working for featured images,
    Not in my case: It would be nice to know if its because I´m doing something wrong or its just the way it is.
    thks. L.

  10. Jul 31st, 2014 1:58 PM

    Hi, Vladimir

    Thank you for your Alt Tag plug in - I downloaded the free version directly from WordPress, but it doesn't work - none of my images had alt tags created.

    I investigated an it seems that many others have had this problem, but I don't see what the solution is.
    Can you please advise?

    Lynda Spiegel

  11. Jul 24th, 2014 8:22 PM

    Hi there,

    thank you so much for the wonderfull plugin! I've recently added WPML to my site with for an english version, and would like top optimize the alt en title for the english pages aswell.

    Is there an option to have an overview of all images with their alt and title tags to make changes, and to add an extra language?

    thanks in advance,


  12. Jul 11th, 2014 3:02 AM

    Hi Vladimir,

    As photographers, we have a new WordPress site currently under development (not the one ref'd by the website above).

    We definitely want to purchase your plug-in but have two pre-sales questions:
    1. We do NOT want the Colorbox feature, since our own sliders present the images the way we want. Can I simply avoid turning this feature on?

    2. Is there a way to ensure compatibility between your plug-in, and the plug-in and theme I'm using?

    We're using a slider plug-in produced by ThemePunch, called Revolution. We're also using the sliders built into the theme called Porcelain, that we purchased from ThemeForest/Envato. This supports Parallax and other features, and want to make sure that everything will play well together.

    Many thanks!!!

    • Jul 11th, 2014 8:08 AM

      1. Yes

      2. Plugin is aimed mainly at post pictures. Sliders may or not work depending how they are implemented but then, slider images are not something you want to optimize for SEO anyway.

  13. Jul 4th, 2014 11:19 AM

    Only work on some sub sites on my multisite install.

  14. Jul 3rd, 2014 2:49 AM

    Hi Vladimir,

    I think your SEO Friendly Images plugin is fantastic, makes it so much easier to update alt and title attributes.

    However, it doesn't seem to work on category pages for featured images, next to post excerpts. I'm only getting the alt attribute, but not the title attribute. Is this because of the plugin not supporting category pages, or is it because of my theme? I'm using the Genesis Framework by StudioPress.

    kind regards,

  15. Chris
    Jun 13th, 2014 8:23 PM

    Can you help me on this? I cannot input information in the "Image Title", "Alt Title" and "Keywords" in the Media Library. I input the details in the fields, but they simply won't load and save.

    Any info on this would be greatly appreciated.

    Chris Seehafer

  16. Jun 10th, 2014 7:59 PM

    Hi ,I want to use this plugin for my website.But I am confused if it's realy work, if it offers a trail version then be provedfor confused.


  17. May 28th, 2014 3:36 PM


    I'm building my new site and I've a query.

    I'm attempting to optimise my site and I'm using an image optimiser such as the EWWW Plugin:

    If this cleans up all of the data from the images to enable them to be uploaded faster by the user, does your plugin add the relvant data on afterwards so there are no conflicts at all? Just a thought

  18. Apr 14th, 2014 7:51 AM

    I liked this plugin,very very liked.Im using it in my blogs.

  19. Mar 24th, 2014 9:13 PM

    Thanks for this plugin. Im using it in all of my blogs

  20. Mar 3rd, 2014 10:30 AM

    I am using Authority Pro 3 plugin and am using Graphic Bullet List widget. The Bots are picking up the graphic bullets image from my listing. I am trying to figure out how blank out the image from the bots with alt text.

  21. Feb 7th, 2014 8:56 PM

    Hi, do you know how I can make you SEO Friendly Images plugin work with my custom post type called Properties?

    Will be happy to make a donation.


  22. Feb 6th, 2014 4:48 AM

    I downloaded your plugin, activated it .. now I'm looking for that 3. Use the Options page to modify ALT and TITLE options. Where would that Options page be exactly??

    Thank you

    • burken
      Feb 25th, 2014 2:10 PM

      that is also my question - feeling a bit stupid as i cannot see a way to access the mentioned OPTION feature...
      Please clarify in the instructions, dear Vladimir ;-)
      THX for all your great work !

      • Apr 2nd, 2014 12:55 PM

        Took me a while to find it too. You have to go to your Word Press settings section. SEO Friendly Images is one of the options under that section.

  23. Feb 5th, 2014 5:33 PM

    Hello, I installed your plugin, but it does not seem to work. I will admit I am not technical. I've gone in and tried to label my images as much as possible.
    Does your plugin work with images of products from amazon? I am an affiliate marketer and I want to stay SEO friendly. Thank you.

  24. Feb 3rd, 2014 10:07 AM

    Thanks for this plugin. Im using it in all of my blogs

  25. Jan 13th, 2014 7:57 AM

    when I was diagnosed website using seo quake, it says" We found 29 images on this page. 20 alt attributes are empty or missing" .. what does it mean? if you please, would you like to advise me how to optimize my baju muslim wanita image on the web


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