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Last updated by Bruno 3 months, 1 week ago.

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July 8, 2019 at 4:08 pm #4164277

francisS-9

How can I translate alt tags automatically?

I don't want to go through each image one by one.

Somebody else asked this question, but as usual with WPML, the answer is not correct:

https://wpml.org/forums/topic/bulk-image-translation/

Doing the last step, no automated translation happens. I have 2000 images most of them are pretty much the same.

July 9, 2019 at 12:40 am #4166333

Bruno
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Languages: English (English ) Portuguese (Brazil) (Português )

Timezone: America/Sao_Paulo (GMT-03:00)

Thank you for contacting us. Unfortunately, at the moment WPML does not have a way to add (or translate) alt tags automatically.

At this time, unfortunately, I do not see a way you can do this in a way automatically. Maybe you can use some plugin like WP All Import ( https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-all-import/ and https://wpml.org/documentation/related-projects/wpml-all-import-plugin-website-import-with-wpml/ ), but I'm not sure if this will work as expected.

Please, let me know if I can help with any other questions you may have about it. I'll be happy to help.

Thank you.

July 9, 2019 at 6:41 am #4167767

francisS-9

Okay, I guess that is the best I'm going to get. SO your previous support worker that I referenced was straight out lying? Nothing from your company would surprise me. I genuinely fail to see what funciton you actually provide. If I had know your product was so bad I would never have started with you. I have to translate all media files manually, one by one, your product can't update links to point to the translated content, your product can't understand a lot of content used if it's not 100% plain text, and your support workers constantly contradict each other and also your translation services (who are a rip-off).

Terrible product. Awful service. Thanks.

July 9, 2019 at 6:42 am #4167769

francisS-9
July 9, 2019 at 3:15 pm #4172399

Bruno
Supporter

Languages: English (English ) Portuguese (Brazil) (Português )

Timezone: America/Sao_Paulo (GMT-03:00)

I'm sorry but it's not possible to do what you want right now. Note that in my previous answer, I've suggested a few steps that may help you in this, but I'm not sure if it will work as expected.

Note also that for new images added and content changed in the alt tag of the default language, this is replicated in other translations automatically. For images that do not have the alt, unfortunately, it will be necessary to update each image.

Please, let me know if I can help with any other questions you may have about it. I'll be happy to help.

Best regards