Include Alt text in the CMS image field

We currently need to add an extra text field to manage Alt text in CMS, which is a bit silly, but mainly makes us reach the 30 fields limit too quickly.

  • Pascal Olivet
  • Jan 19 2017
  • Reviewed
  • Magic Tripsitters commented
    31 Jan 04:30pm

    Man I need this... I run out of CMS items for all the alt tags I need to add...

  • Toby Burkill commented
    3 Jan 02:09pm

    How has this been open for almost 7 years and not addressed?! It's a bare minimum for accessibility

  • Lydia Krogh commented
    29 Dec, 2023 06:44pm

    This is a huge problem from an accessibility (and legal) standpoint as a designer. I simply can't upgrade to business to double my fields for an issue that should be integral. It works on multi-images, so I don't understand why 1) alt text for image or 2) upload assets to CMS is not an option

  • Jasper Smits commented
    22 Aug, 2023 03:12pm

    Please add this feature. The limit of 30 CMS items is just about workable, but not if you need an extra text-field for every single image you upload. Right now, adding basic accessibility and SEO functionality means eating up 100% more of your CMS items per image, which is ridiculous.

  • Yurgen Hohmeyer commented
    20 Apr, 2023 05:07am

    We've now crossed the six-year mark with this still not being added to the single image field.

    Having a limited number of CMS fields based on your plan is fine, but using two of those fields per single image field to support accessibility (and SEO) is not fine. Webflow claims that accessibility is very important to them, yet they make you do the image alt tag field yourself.

    I don't understand how this doesn't have more votes. Even so, it shouldn't need them as this is a no-brainer.

    As others mentioned, this is already present in the multi-image field. Please just add it to the single image field.

  • Studio VOS commented
    29 Dec, 2022 01:41pm

    Soon it will be 6 years that this simple thing still has not been implemented... The speed at which Webflow improves its product ist just laughable.

  • Sebastian Schilling commented
    25 Sep, 2022 06:50pm

    Plus the alt tag field for images should be supported for bulk imports. When I create a multi-image field, I can only edit the alt tag for each image one-by-one in the designer.

  • Andrej Schulz commented
    29 Jun, 2022 08:20am

    The multi-image field already has setting alt text implemented. This should be set on single image as well. Setting alt tags in a separate field is silly and impractical.

  • Nils Heinemann commented
    4 Jan, 2022 08:02pm

    Copyright AND alt-text for images inside webflow CMS

    We need the opportunity too add alt text
    AND copryright-information seperately to an image. For example a photography needs alt text but also copyright information from the photographer to display on the site.
    Right now we need to add extra fields to webflow cms for each image, what makes no sense.

  • Mustafa Ozalcin commented
    29 Dec, 2021 09:48am

    This is a very low hanging fruit, quick win "feature" that can be added, literally overnight, as it exists for multi-images. Why this isn't already present is quite baffling!

    Come on Webflow, sort it out please.

  • Megan Carson commented
    30 Mar, 2021 12:31pm

    This is ridiculous, is there still no way to add alt text to single images in the CMS?

  • Studio Institute commented
    10 Jun, 2020 01:58pm

    It doesn't make any sense to have an image field that doesn't have an alt-text associated to it. The new Multi-Image field has alt-text baked in; let's do the same thing for regular image fields! No more using an additional set of fields just for the purpose of alt-text.

  • MJ Petroni commented
    26 Feb, 2020 10:55pm

    Omigosh this is definitely needed! Accessibility fail. 

  • Joe Bates commented
    3 Nov, 2019 01:57am

    I want it too!  


  • Noel Braganza commented
    13 Aug, 2019 09:13pm

    I'm continuing this discussion in 2019. Please add this feature. It's kind of silly that it doesn't exist yet.

  • TRUE commented
    19 Jun, 2019 09:35am

    This seems so straight forward a need. Everyone wants basic SEO tools.

  • Jordan Stambaugh commented
    23 Feb, 2017 07:22am

    YES. My SEMrush is yelling errors at me - all of my webflow sites have nearly 100 errors because image Alt tags are not specified, and cannot be specified in the CMS. I wasn't even aware of the extra text field work around but yes, that's pretty silly given the CMS field cap. 

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