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How to Enforce Clean Image Filenames in WordPress

Search engines prefer to have clean file names and detail description for the images. So, file names which have uncommon characters would simply break the images present in the browser. Now if you simply upload various images on any non-English website or even if you simply allow various users to upload images randomly, it would never ensure that there is a clean image for the file name for all kinds of the image.

Let see how one can enforce clean image features into a WordPress, but before  that we need to know how the WordPress template work and how it selects the template files.

Templates in WordPress

The best thing about the templates present in the WordPress is that it fits together like normal pieces of puzzle which help in generating the required web page of your choice. Basically, some of the templates like the footer and header template files will be used in all the given web pages while the remaining one would be only used on specific conditions.

With the introduction of the themes in the WordPress (i.e. the latest version), templates have become easy to configure. So, in order to create and develop the theme for WordPress, you need to have a proper understanding of how the WordPress chooses the given template files in order to show the important pages in the blog.

In order to get a better understanding of WordPress and the Filenames present in it, one has to know on how the WordPress chooses the template files to view many of the pages in the blog. One simple step is conditional tags.

Employing Conditional Tag Method

The WordPress gives more than a single means of matching the given template to the types of the queries. The developers of the WordPress theme can use various conditional tags in order to govern what template would be used and how it can be used for generating some of the pages.

Chances are there that some of the WordPress themes would not implement most of the template files while other may use the conditional tag to just load the various template files. Most of the time the WordPress would use the Query String function to contain the information present in each of the link of the website and then it would help in deciding which template or the various kinds of template would be used for showing the page.

Clean Image Filename in WordPress

Enforce Clean Image FilenamesThe first and foremost step is to match each of the WordPress features with the Query String to the given query types. So, it means that the decision would be taken on what particular kind of page like category page, search page, etc. would be used. Once that is done, then the templates are selected and after that the web page contents are created. This is done as per the given order suggested by the template of WordPress which gradually depends on what kind of template is there in that WordPress theme.

Now the WordPress will be looking out for those templates which have specific or unique names present in the given theme directory. Once that is done, then the first matching or the similar file will be shown under the selected query choice. So, with the exception of the basic index related php template file the developer has the choice to select what particular template files have to be implemented or not.

In case if the WordPress is unable to find the given matching template file, then it would simply skip to the next given file name present in the hierarchy.

The first thing for the successful use of the Filename features is to install and then activate the plugin of the Clean Image Filename. Now once the activation is done, then one has to go to the Media option and click on the ‘Add New’ option and then you could try to upload the file with characters. But the given plugins cannot automatically make amends to the old images. They could easily filter the titles of the image after the image gets uploaded.

Now once the given plugin is installed, then you won’t need to worry about the various kinds of different image filenames. It is quite important to keep in mind that the plugins would not get fixed for those images which have been simply just installed. It would mean that you would either have to redo or go to the previous step or do all the things again.

Moving forward it is important that as and when you upload an image especially with a name, and then you cannot simply consider it as a filename as the given plugin would not automatically install and filter out the worst and bad characters.

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