A few days ago, a client of mine addressed an issue on her site. She noticed that WordPress will remove the image title although it has been since specified after uploading the image.
Right after uploading the image, the title is specified in the title box. However, when I click on edit image button, I noticed the title of the image has been removed. This looks weird to me at first.
I decided to do a quick research on this issue to see if anyone else had faced the same issue before this. It turned out that this is not a bug, rather a compatibility issue. Please see ticket #18984 on WordPress Core Trac for more info about this issue.
If you still insist to have the image title, you may have to edit the image every time after you’ve uploaded the image. However, this is very inefficient and will consume lots of time.
Enter Restore Image Title plugin.
The plugin works out of the box. There’s nothing to configure. After you’ve activated the plugin, every time you specify the image title right after uploading the image, the image title won’t be removed.
To be honest, I’m not sure about the importance of having the image title on every image as I’m pretty sure that Google will only be looking for image alt (alternative text) when indexing the image. However, SEO is very subjective. Some people claimed that the image title is still important for your SEO. Therefore, if you’re one of those people, I hope this article helped you to restore image title in your WordPress site.