WordPress has been pushing out new updates continuously. Each update making it more difficult to use. However, they include some features in new updates but along with adding new features they remove some features also. In recent update called WordPress 4.2, they have removed the feature of adding title attribute to the link. Before this we were able to add some alternative text along with link. Whenever user hovered on the link he was able to view the title text of the link and got some more details about what link is. But in recent update 4.2 they have removed thus feature from WordPress.
As a habit, bloggers are not noticing this change and they are adding text in the Link text box thinking that are adding title attribute to the link. Even I, noticed this change when I added link title attribute to the box and hit OK. It changed my text in the content to that text. This was very problematic for me as I included many links and noticed this change later. I had to change all the text manually later. You might also facing the same problem due to this recent update.
How to restore back Link Title Attribute in WordPress 4.2:-
After noticing this change, developers took an immediate action and developed a plugin called Restore Link Title Field to resolve the issue. The plugin was developed by Samuel ‘Otto’ Wood and Sergey Biryukov. Those bloggers who are figuring out this change are immediately installing this plugin. So, as a result, this plugin is becoming more popular day by day. It has more than 200+ active installs currently. So, you can also install the plugin.
Simply follow the steps and resolve the issue:-
1. Install and activate the plugin
You can install plugins through WordPress search and install method from dashboard. You can download and upload plugin through WordPress dashboard. You can read our separate guide on how to install and activate plugins on WordPress – complete guide.
You can go to Restore Link Title Field official page and download it. You can upload it to WordPress dashboard and activate the plugin.
2. Insert Link box before Plugin install
Before installing plugin, when we tried to insert link in WordPress 4.2 version. We get the following dialog box to add link and Link Text.
3. Insert Link box after Plugin install
After you’ll install the plugin. New Dialog box, I consider, is much more featured than it was in its previous version. Now it has link address, Title Box as well as Link Text. You got all three option at one place.
4. Installing the plugin you don’t need to do any setting. Just install and enjoy!
I hope this quick guide may help you resolving your issue with new WordPress 4.2. If still you have any problem you can ask me in discussion section below. Thanks for the read!