WordPress – How to Bulk Edit Image SEO Alt Text

It is very important that your images have good SEO descriptions. Otherwise, your content will never be put in the first places of searches in search engines. For example, your images will not be filtered and displayed on Google. And of course, we know you don’t want that.

Unfortunately, when we haven’t implemented the habit of setting SEO descriptions for our images at the moment of uploading them, it can be a very tedious task to have to edit hundreds or thousands of descriptions. And it’s also quite possible that many of our images contain the same thing ideas, so a given SEO description could perfectly apply to all images.

In that case, you would have to repeat the same process thousands of times. Of course, that’s boring and time-consuming. That’s why in this tutorial we want to show you how to edit thousands of SEO descriptions of your images in a few seconds. In other words, we show you how to set an SEO description for all your images.

For that, you just need to follow these simple steps.

Install the “Media Library Spreadsheet” plugin

This plugin completely simplifies your media library management. It displays all your files on a spreadsheet that contains an advanced Search tool so you can filter all your files in several ways. Also, it contains a Bulk Edit tool that allows you to apply massive changes in seconds.

You can download the plugin here:

Download Media Library Spreadsheet Plugin - or - Read more

Once installed and activated, open the media library spreadsheet by going to Sheet Editor > Edit Media.

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Follow these simple steps to bulk edit image SEO alt text.

1- Open the “Bulk Edit” tool

This tool helps you massively apply changes in seconds. You need to open it by clicking on Bulk Edit on the plugin’s toolbar.

2- Filter the files you’ll edit

As you’ll notice, the spreadsheet containing all kinds of files. It contains all your videos, images, zip files, etc. Therefore, you need to filter all your images to edit them.

For that, select the I want to search rows to update option in the Select the rows that you want to update dropdown.

Now you need to tick the Enable advanced filters checkbox and select the following values to filter all your images.

  • Field key: Format
  • Operator: CONTAINS
  • Value: image

Now just click on Run search to filter all your images among all other kinds of files.

3- Set the new SEO description for your filtered files

After filtering all your images, you need to select the following values to set the new SEO description.

  • Select the rows that you want to update: I want to search rows to update
  • What field do you want to edit: SEO description
  • Select the type of edit: Set value
  • Replace existing value with this value: Enter the new SEO description here.
  • Click on Execute now


As you can see, that was really simple! You didn’t have to spend thousands of minutes editing your image SEO descriptions. It’s really simple, and it just takes four really simple steps.

You can download the plugin here:

Download Media Library Spreadsheet Plugin - or - Read more

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