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. Dec 2nd, 2016 8:00 PM


    Just wanted to know if this version (or indeed the premium version) is compatible with php7?

  2. Nov 21st, 2016 12:28 AM

    thank you admin for SEO Friendly Images

  3. Nov 16th, 2016 3:40 PM

    Plugin muito bom! Parabéns! Thank U for share!

  4. Oct 27th, 2016 4:30 AM

    I have started my new blog and i am trying to rank my images. It is very hard for me. May be this Plugin will work. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Sep 12th, 2016 7:12 AM

    This plugin was a godsend to me as a newbie to SEO; building my own website I decided to do the seo myself rather than outsource it but getting your head around all the weird and wonderful things that have to be done takes some time and it's not unexpected that you'll seek some help. Plug ins like SEO friendly images really take away a lot of the work by dealing with image tags for us.

    Now I have been doing it for a while I understand how it works and no longer need the plug in, so I have learned enough from it to go on my own. My website, which is to advertise my PAT Testing business ranks well now so I am happy.

  6. Sep 6th, 2016 1:32 PM

    tanks a lot admin this plugin very good

  7. Sep 6th, 2016 1:30 PM

    very nice its ok i am using it

  8. Aug 18th, 2016 7:11 PM

    Great plugin but no version works except for 2.7.6

    Later versions have not been adding alt text for me

    I had even made a test with 2 fresh WP installations, installing latest version on one and the 2.7.6 on other to prove it.

  9. Jul 15th, 2016 3:37 PM

    I recommanded your site to my friends...

  10. Jun 30th, 2016 9:38 AM

    not bad site. i want to use this site

  11. Jun 24th, 2016 6:19 PM

    Very usefull plugin thank you! I already installed it on many wordpress sites and it works like a charm.

  12. May 24th, 2016 7:39 PM

    Спасибо от компании Подолспецпостач. Очень нужный пост.

  13. May 22nd, 2016 9:23 AM

    Thanks for sharing the post. I have activated the plugin and I hope it may help me in SEO

  14. Apr 29th, 2016 11:42 AM

    yes very good site. thank you admin

  15. Apr 28th, 2016 9:52 AM

    Hi Vladimir,

    At the moment I import my images after I exported them from within my RAW-converter. The RAW-converter lets me add title and caption, but not alt. WordPress puts these into the right title and caption boxes of the image. But wouldn't it be better to have a %caption available that one can use for the alt-tag? The title is usually short and for being displayed below a thumbnail. The caption is more descriptive and longer, therefore more suitable for Google?

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