Add Alternative Text in WordPress

Add Alternative Text in WordPress

The two examples below cover some how to accessibly insert an image into WordPress.

We’ve also created some guidance on how to write alternative text.

Example 1: The Media Library

The image below illustrates the field into which the Alt Text should be inserted.

Note that the Title field should NOT be filled out.

An example screenshot of inserting alt text when adding an image to the WordPress media library

Example 2: The Gutenberg Interface

An example screenshot of adding alt text to an image from within the Gutenberg interface

You can also add alt text right from Gutenberg. Selecting the image block changes the block menu on the right hand side to give you an alternative text field.

Additional Resources

Guides & Tutorials

Looking for specific information about how to create accessible content? We’ve created a few guides below.