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Add Alt Text to Linked Images by BOP5 (VB 4.1.10+)
Mod Version: 1.5, by BirdOPrey5 (IB Staff) BirdOPrey5 is offline
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vB Version: 4.1.10 Rating: (15 votes - 4.87 average) Installs: 93
Released: 15 Jan 2012 Last Update: 16 Mar 2012 Downloads: 319
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Current Version: 1.5

This is the Standard Version. The GOLD Version is FREE but available only from:
Qapla.com - Add Alt Text GOLD VB4 by BOP5 Mod

The GOLD edition has 1 additional feature: Smart Tagging
Smart Tagging will check the filename of an image for useful information. If the mod believes the filename can be useful to describing the image it will use a cleaned and formatted version of the filename as the alt or title text. If the mod sees that the filename is all numeric, or a common digital camera format, or a vbulletin attachment filename it will instead use the thread title as the alt/title text for the image.

The Standard edition has only 3 options for alt or title text, each of which can be set independently. - Use Filename, Use Thread Title, or use both Filename AND Thread Title to create the tag.

The purpose of this mod is to automatically add "alt" and / or "title" tags to linked images in vBulletin forums.

By default vBulletin leaves the alt tag blank on all linked images. However image searches like Google scan for alt and/or title tags to determine what the image is and having these tags can increase your SEO in regards to images and perhaps regular SEO as well.

It can also benefit visually impaired users who may be using a screen reader.

Demo: http://www.qapla.com/mods/showthread...?p=325#post325

VB 4.1.10+ Preferred. No manual file edits necessary.
VB 4.0.0 - VB 4.1.9 - 1 manual file edit required. Directions in .zip.

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  #16  
Old 24 Jan 2012, 19:27
Dennis Kaczor Dennis Kaczor is offline
 
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I have been looking for something like this for months and months and always came up blank with my searching. Yesterday I seen this plug-in and downloaded and installed this today and liked what I see with all the images on my site. It has potential with my users images now.

Adding an image from my server worked like a charm, PhotoBucket still shows the file name so that is a plus. I use Flickr for my images and it is a shame that they don't use the File Name when you upload your images on there site, you end up with their file name.

Looking at seeing if one can add an Alt and Title to the end of their code, means a bit of extra work but more of a curious thing for me.

As you mentioned this is better than nothing and I agree. Voted 5 STARS
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Old 25 Jan 2012, 02:31
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If you want users to enter their own "title" for images you could create a custom BB Code...

Admin CP -> BB Code Manager -> Add New BB Code

Call it: img
Make sure USE OPTION is set to YES
Make the replacement code:

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Save it...

now people can include images like:


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Old 27 Jan 2012, 14:52
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hello,
Add Alt Text to Linked Images
no longer operate this mod:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=237650

resize image no longer works with your plugin

Thank you
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Old 27 Jan 2012, 16:08
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Originally Posted by 14DH01 View Post
hello,
Add Alt Text to Linked Images
no longer operate this mod:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=237650

resize image no longer works with your plugin

Thank you
Sorry to hear that. I don't think I can do anything about it though.
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Old 31 Jan 2012, 06:23
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Installed and working

4.1.10
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Old 14 Feb 2012, 19:54
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Originally Posted by BirdOPrey5 View Post
Sorry to hear that. I don't think I can do anything about it though.
hope it will be fixed later. this is a great mod
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  #22  
Old 16 Mar 2012, 01:03
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Updated this to version 1.5

Completely upgraded the code, logic, and options. Introduced a GOLD version which is still FREE with "Smart Tagging" option.

Disregard the "VB3" in the settings screenshots, the settings are identical between the two versions now.

Manual file edit instructions for VB 4.0.0 - 4.1.9 now in info txt file.

It also has new settings to allow it to work with Image Resizers (like ncode image resizer.)

Actually the ncode image resizer is in the info txt file on how to set this mod up to work with it.

For ncode image resizer enter this code in the resizer code setting for this mod:

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Old 16 Mar 2012, 10:02
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GREAT MOD BOP.

Installed + Nom.

Thank you
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Old 16 Mar 2012, 13:39
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Alt is not right tag, right is Titile.
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Old 16 Mar 2012, 13:47
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Originally Posted by BANDiT600 View Post
Alt is not right tag, right is Titile.
Please explain... ?
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Old 16 Mar 2012, 13:58
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Originally Posted by BirdOPrey5 View Post
Please explain... ?
According to the W3C's HTML 4 specification, the ALT (Alternate Text) attribute is used with the IMG (Image) element to display text when users are viewing the page with a non-graphical browser or other device.

The TITLE attribute is used with the IMG element to provide a tooltip that is displayed when a user mouses over the image. Microsoft IE has been doing this wrong for years and years.
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Old 16 Mar 2012, 14:03
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This mod allows you to set both the alt tag and title tag separately.

You can set the alt tag to the file name and the title tag to something else. (Or no alt tag at all)

It's not just IE, Chrome also displays the "tool tip" if only an alt tag is present. I haven't checked other browsers.

I'm sure search engines consider both tags for SEO purposes because they base their results on the reality of how things are used, not strict specifications.
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Old 16 Mar 2012, 14:09
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But remember that Alt tag will not shown in Firefox.
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Old 08 Jan 2013, 21:19
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Hi BOP,

I'm using the Marco image resizer, this doesn't work with it, is it because your plugin needs this - "Image Resizer Code"

Do you know what image resizers are currently working with your plugin? This plugin is bloody great for image SEO and I'd love to see it running

G

**edit** I've disabled the Marco Image Resizer, but this still doesn't work. Tried re-installing but nothing. I'm using vbulletin 2 pl3 is there any known conflicts or anything I could bug check?

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Old 12 Jan 2013, 15:28
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I assume you mean 4.2.0 PL3, no conflicts I know of. If you "view source" of your page are you getting anything different in the image tags?
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