How to Restore the Missing Link Title Field in WordPress 4.2


How to Restore the Missing Link Title Field in WordPress 4.2
Lorette Thurman

Link title provides a title for the link that could be different from the anchor text of a link. It provides users a chance to see the title of the document linked. Some users believed that it has accessibility benefits, but actually many screen readers cannot read title attribute in links by default. Link title popup cannot be seen by users on mobile and other handheld devices. These popups are also not visible to users who only use keyboard.

How to Restore the Missing Link Title Attribute Field in WordPress?
Margherita Boyle

Some people use the link title to add more information about the link which may not be included in the link text for example you may add the keyword in the link text and add the full title of the post in the link title, although this use may be important in giving the visitor a hint about what the link is about but not all the visitors will see the link title pop-up including those who use mobiles, tablets, keyboard, and other hand-held devices. So who will be able to see it is those who use mouse only.

How to Restore the Missing Link Title Field in WordPress 4.2
Christie Morgan

Relying on the title attribute for the visual display of text content is currently discouraged as many user agents do not expose the attribute in an accessible manner as required by this specification (e.g. requiring a pointing device such as a mouse to cause a tooltip to appear, which excludes keyboard-only users and touch-only users, such as anyone with a modern phone or tablet).

How to Restore the Missing Link Title Field in WordPress
Kathryn Reese

In WordPress 4.2 the link title field in the insert link section was replaced by the link text field. This is slightly disappointing for many users who feel the link title field is useful for SEO. In this video, we will show you how to restore the missing link title field in WordPress 4.2.

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