Nothing new here, is there ever? But I am a bit tired of every post to Mastodon WordPress plugin (and ActivityPub too) sends there a featured image without the alt text entered here in WordPress.
I end up getting (correctly) slapped by the Please Caption bot!
So I am switching the posting there to use the IFTTT gizmo approach I set up earlier.
And thus, I must try a post with a featured image fully decked out with alt text, and see what happens. It has in the WordPress media Library the alt text that should travel with the image:
Looking upward at a 1970s style building, plain walls, just two windows with birds in front. Words at the top of the building trim read Question – Experiment – Connect
Stay tuned (or not) For those outside of the Fediverse… you can easily see in to https://social.fossdle.org/@cogdog
UPDATE: Aack, my IFTTTing really borked, back to using a darn plugin, now trying Share to Mastodon which ironically posted the alt text of the building below but skipped the alt text for the first image in my post.
Featured Image: I forgot where in the UK I saw this building with the great verbs on it! Question, Experiment, Connect flickr photo by cogdogblog shared into the public domain using Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication (CC0)
I have hooked up my blog’s RSS to micro.blog. It allows you to post to twitter & mastodon. It now includes Alt text. It works well for single photo post, I’ve not tried anything else.
If you are using an external blog micro.blog is free, nice community. Cross posting used to cost $2 a month, but is now free. I’ve got it set only to cross post one category.