Today I was muddling around with gallery images’ captions/alt text/descriptions. I came to realize that I had no clue in what order WordPress retrieved the alt text for attachments; I knew from experience that it checked several places. The order is:
- Use Alt field first
- If not, Use the Caption
- Finally, use the title
This comes straight from the comments of `wp_get_attachment_image` as of WP 3.7 RC2.
I make websites for a living. I do this usually for mom and pop shops or as a subcontractor, with the occasional large corp site thrown into the mix.
One standard I hold very highly in my job is taking full advantage of the power a content management system like WordPress provides for a business. A website with WordPress as its backbone gives a business the ability to manage what they know best – their message.
I feel that it is part of my job to empower a business with the ability to edit all parts of their site, especially the little details like phone numbers and social media links. To that end, I use a killer combination of plugins that makes a site stand on its own: Custom Field Suite (plugin page & author page) for post meta and OptionTree (plugin page & github page) for site options.
As a web developer with a new business, I am in a situation that requires me to advertise my services to reach my intended audience and gain clientele. I love word-of-mouth advertising, but I’m just simply not there yet.
In doing this, I personally and through others have heard a business owner respond to a sales visit with something like “Yeah, I actually know a little about the web so I did/am doing my website” or “Yeah, I found XYZ Instant Site Builder and it’s really great.” Responses like this centralize around the idea that a business owner has and knows what he needs in respect to managing his online presence.
Why is this?