Feature Release: Alt-Text for Background Images

Good day everyone! A feature you’ve all been waiting for is now available.

You can now add alt-text for background images in the Editor for the following components:

  • Strips & Columns

  • Slideshow (Full Width & Box)

  • Hover box (2 states)

  • Repeater

  • Lightbox

  • Multi-State

A big thank you to @pavlov and the Editor Team for making this possible!

If you have any questions, feedback, or simply want to share your excitement, let us know in the comments section below.

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Fantastic!! :slight_smile:

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Thank you, Wix. The platform is getting better every day!

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Big win for Wix SEO

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Thanks Wix

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@stevenjose I was wondering if this is available to connect/code on dynamic pages? I can’t see anything on the API or the ability to connect via the ‘Connect to Data’ panel

@stevenjose would you able to let me know if this is possible, please? Thank you :slight_smile:

@stephenmccall hey! I’ll find out and get back to you. :slight_smile:

@stevenjose great! Thank you

@stephenmccall unfortunately, not yet, but it’s in the pipeline. :slight_smile:

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This is such a wonderful addition. Thank you Wix for making this possible.

I join Stephen - it doesn’t exist in the ‘connect to data’ on repeaters. Additionally, I don’t see ‘.alt’ property for the of background object.

When is it due? we can’t use the ALT feature when repeaters are populated by database.

We are very happy that you liked =)

Hello, great feature, thank you. However, it does not work for WIX Multilingual. I must have the same ALT text in secondary languages like in the primary language. For ordinary images (where I could add ALT text since day 1), I can add different ALT texts for different languages.

Thank you for your feedback Helene.

Thanks for this post and work here - @stevenjose

I’m experiencing something very strange regarding image file names in Wix. I’m working on optimizing image names and Alt tags for pages I want to rank on Google.

Images that are specifically background images (take up an entire section) - these for some reason when seen in the HTML code are not displaying the correct image name, rather a long string of letters and numbers (see screenshot). On the flip side, sections that contain images (not taking up the entire section) do show the correct image name.

Q: Any idea why this is occurring and can I manually change the the image name in the HTML code? Wondering if anyone has experienced something similar.

Site: https://www.cleanhometheory.com/

(if you inspect my hero image at the top - it reads: https://static.wixstatic.com/media/e643cf_b059837550ab46ed9ccebc39619d429f~mv2.jpg/v1/fill/w_1456,h_385,al_c,q_85,enc_auto/e643cf_b059837550ab46ed9ccebc39619d429f~mv2.jpg (this is not the file name in Wix)

This is the file name in Wix I need to show for SEO purposes: Clean-Home-Theory-Expert-House-Cleaning-Services-Homepage-Warm-Sunny-Living-Room.jpg


I see there’s another topic open with the same question - Image File Name Not Showing In HTML Source Code for Background Images

Closing this topic for now :slight_smile: