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April 27, 2020 at 3:18 pm #1258631Garth Dryland
I’ve been trying to work out why image alt tags don’t appear to work now?
If you check the images in the widgets on the right of the listed site you will see the top and bottom images show alt tags whereas the latest one in in the middle doesn’t.
Any idea why this happens? I was thinking it may be Gutenberg related if not GP. I cant seem to find any info on it.April 27, 2020 at 3:22 pm #1258635LeoStaffCustomer Support
Am I missing something here?April 27, 2020 at 3:51 pm #1258665Garth Dryland
Yes i know though the mouse over isn’t working on the middle one (tax traders).April 27, 2020 at 4:03 pm #1258672LeoStaffCustomer SupportApril 27, 2020 at 4:38 pm #1258699Garth Dryland
It doesn’t appear to be plugin relatedApril 27, 2020 at 5:05 pm #1258731TomLead DeveloperLead DeveloperApril 28, 2020 at 1:39 am #1259052April 28, 2020 at 3:28 am #1259213DavidStaffCustomer SupportApril 28, 2020 at 3:28 pm #1260342Garth Dryland
I never had it enabled.. I also deactivated plugins and it still occurs.
I also just added a new image to a test site with no plugins activated and it doesn’t show the Alt Tags on mouse over either.
I’m thinking it may have something to do with Gutenberg / Core if its nothing to do with GP which appears to be the case given I also just tested using the default 2020, 2019 and 2017 themes.
Having said that, the alt tags were 100% working on new images prior too and including December the 12th 2019 which post dates the introduction of Gutenberg.April 29, 2020 at 2:16 am #1260784DavidStaffCustomer SupportApril 29, 2020 at 3:57 pm #1262036Garth Dryland
I’ve done some more testing and it must be either a WordPress core issue or Gutenberg within core.
If I add an image to a fresh site with zero plugins by adding an image block to a post, a page or a widget, the alt tags will not show on mouse over.
On the other hand, if I use an HTML block in a post, a page or a widget, the alt tags will work on mouse over.
PS: I use the a3 Lazy Load plugin which should explain what you see.April 30, 2020 at 9:26 am #1263473TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
Strange – it may be worth reporting to WordPress to see if anyone can replicate. The fact that it works on some images and doesn’t on others is weird though. If it works on some, it means the functionality behind it should be working.April 30, 2020 at 6:49 pm #1264088Garth Dryland
I figure it must be something to do with the image blocks given it appears to affect all image block types..
Where’s the best place to post it re WordPress ?May 1, 2020 at 9:08 am #1265125TomLead DeveloperLead DeveloperMay 1, 2020 at 3:16 pm #1265504Garth Dryland
I’ll dedicate a clean site to that job tonight.
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