Greatest SEO plugin: another error? found: suggestion

#3895
  • This is NOT like https://support.rankmath.com/ticket/titles-are-wacky/
    or any other there.

    Noticed: When RM activated, image title tags get overwritten with [post title] [number].
    Link title tags not. Only image title tags.

    Counter-test: DEactivated RM. Error gone. Original image title tags show up again.

    2nd check: REactivated RM. Instantly error is back: All image title tags get overwritten as displayed above.

    Reason: Not found, nothing in RM settings suggests this is a settings issue.

    Suggestion: Have a programmer review in Firefox developer tools WHY image title tags get overwritten, then resolve it.
    I tried figuring this out myself but failed: I am no programmer.

    Is one of you, in the RM user audience? What do you make of this error? How can it be resolved by us users?

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  • Hey There,

    Thanks for getting in touch once again.

    Please check the settings at WordPress Dashboard > Rank Math > General Settings > Images:
    image title settings

    You might have accidentally enabled the option during the setup wizard.

    Please disable that to get rid of the automatic title insertion “issue”.

    Hope that helps and please do not hesitate to let us know if you need our assistance with anything else.

    Yes I did check that as well, thanks Todd. It isn’t the cause though.

    Look: Your option there clearly says: “Add missing TITLE attributes”.

    Further clarity: The help text says: “Add TITLE attribute for all images without a TITLE attribute automatically. The attribute is dynamically applied when the content is displayed, and the stored content is not changed.”

    Can you see why I called this thread “Greatest SEO plugin: another error? found: suggestion”?
    IMHO it’s an error that needs to be resolved. You agree now?

    Oh, I even have a suggestion HOW:
    Why not simply write the alt tag as title tag?

    – it’s the only thing that is image-specific (after all we are talking about images here)
    – it’s way better for SEO than repeating the post/page title countless-image-times
    – AND you could even reuse the alt tag for those who have “Add missing ALT attributes” turned ON.

    I don’t know how good your feature “Add missing ALT attributes” is, WHAT it inserts: I haven’t tried it, our images always have alt tags. But it will be way better for SEO than the present (unless your alt tag too is always repeating the page/post title)

    It’s no problem, even good, to have title tag the same as alt tag for each image.
    It’s bad and useless, to have title tag repeat the post title for each image.

    You see?
    Anyway, it’s just my input. To make the greatest SEO plugin greater. 🙂

    Hi there,

    Thanks for your suggestions.

    Unfortunately, I am unable to replicate this behavior on my local test site running the Twenty Nineteen theme.
    Do you think you could allow us to take a closer look at the settings? Please edit the first post on this ticket and include your WP logins in the designated Sensitive Data section.
    Sensitive Data Section

    It is completely secure and only our support staff has access to that section. If you want, you can use the below plugin to generate a temporary login URL to your website and share that with us instead:

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/temporary-login-without-password/

    You can use the above plugin in conjunction with the WP Security Audit Log to monitor what changes our staff might make on your website (if any):

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-security-audit-log/

    We really look forward to helping you.

    Sorry Michael, no we won’t hand out login details – or would you please securely release yours?

    Of course you won’t either, and you aren’t allowed either. What a question, I know!
    Hence why it amazes me everytime anyone I haven’t even ever met in life dares to ask for “your login details please”.

    And those I HAVE met, you wonder?
    Again, simple answer: Would you give the Rankmath login details say to your grandma, sister, friend, priest, or taxman?

    LOL. Let’s have a laugh together, the SEO plugin world is tough enough, isn’t it?

    My point of view? Only noobs ask for login details. While employees and contractors get them as per: contract. Together with all law-enforceable obligations. Right.

    Maybe you have more success with individual “bloggers”. Not my business though.
    😉

    Hey Michael,

    Here’s how it work, normally:
    http://i.mythemeshop.com/RVgfaQ

    As you can imagine, we cannot fix what we do not see. That’s why we asked for the info as this clearly isn’t the case in a normal, test install.

    Do you mind sharing a video just like I did since you do not want to allow access?

    Have you gone through the options?

    We offer a bunch of settings that allow you to choose the option that works for you. If you think you don’t need the option, simply disable it. What’s the worse that can happen? Your images will remain exactly the way they are!

    Here are some of the options we offer for automatic insertion:
    %title% – User post title as image alt/title tag
    %count(alt)% – add the image number
    %parent_title% – Insert parent page/post title
    %date% – Date of upload
    %filename% – Use filename as title/alt (my personal favorite)

    There are so many others, you can go through them all.
    image title options

    You can choose entirely different settings for your title than your alt.

    Hope that helps and please do not hesitate to let us know if you need our assistance with anything else.

    P.S. Let’s keep the replies polite and easy, for us to stay motivated to help. So far, you have called us incapable, noobs, have been condescending with your replies and think we owe you something. We are trying to help all our users for FREE and actually providing premium support. If you are still not liking the kind of support and openness you are receiving, we would suggest you move to a different plugin which fulfills the needs.

    Hello,

    Since we did not hear back from you for 15 days, we are assuming that you found the solution. We are closing this support ticket.

    If you still need assistance or any other help, please feel free to open a new support ticket, and we will be more than happy to assist.

    Thank you.

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