Christian Heilmann

Please, WordPress, keep the alternative text I entered

Tuesday, July 11th, 2023 at 5:45 pm

I’ve been using WordPress here since the beginning and I am still happy with what it does for me. One thing that drives me bonkers though is a UX bug in the media tool. Almost every time I upload an image to WordPress, I start typing in alternative text. The problem is that the editor refreshes completely when the image has uploaded and all I entered is lost. Here is a screencast showing the issue:

Screencast of me entering alternative text for an uploading image which is lost as soon as the image is uploaded.

I filed a ticket with WordPress to get this fixed, it’s been bugging me long enough.

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