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I am trying to change the alt text of a particular image on my homepage. Here is the page, and this is the image in-question. Something is causing the alt text to display as 'Horizon Residences,' and I want to edit it. I've ensured that the media file in the WP back-end has my desired alt-text (screenshot). Also, when I add the image to the page in the WordPress back-end, I've ensured that the alt-text is my desired text (screenshot).

Any thoughts on how to track down the origin of this mysterious alt text?

To check if any templates have the current alt text hard coded, I used grep to search through my child theme files for the term 'Residence.’ But that search did not return anything. I also tried searching for the string ‘alt,’ but couldn’t see anything relevant.

Thanks in advance.

  • Leftover javascript from the parent theme? – CK MacLeod Jul 5 '17 at 0:04
  • @CKMacLeod could be. Through some grep-work, I managed to ascertain that this image is added to the page via a particular plugin, "Toolset Types." I've posted to their forums to see if I can make some more headway with the origin of this alt text. I'll update back here when I do. – cag8f Jul 5 '17 at 7:14
  • Plugin would have been the next guess. – CK MacLeod Jul 5 '17 at 15:10
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The answer was right under my nose. Right there in the WordPress editor was the relevant line of HTML code (placed there by the plugin "Toolset Types"):

<a href="http://horizon-residence.com/">[types field="horizon-residences-banner" alt="Horizon Residence condominium" title="Horizon Residences" size="full" align="left"][/types]</a>

It was there that I could change the title, and in-turn, the alt text (since the title was overriding the alt text).

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