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Fix the [caption] system to allow links inside captions.

  1. Jeremy Clarke
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    As it stands there seems to be no way to insert a link inside a caption/image inserted using the media uploader.

    If you struggle with distinctions between ' and " then you can trick the inserter into not filtering out your link, but then switching between the visual and code editors erases the link again, leaving just incoherent text that assumes the presence of the deleted link.

    This is a HUGE oversight in the media uploader. Links to the source of an image (esp. open content like Creative Commons images from Flickr) are one of the most common and important use-cases for captions.

    Making links of all types work inside captions should be a high priority.

    Posted: 3 years ago #
  2. Mohamed ElGohary
    Member

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    I totally agree with that!

    Posted: 3 years ago #
  3. zerolab
    Member

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    +1

    Posted: 3 years ago #
  4. Mark
    Member

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    Absolutely. A clear bug.

    Posted: 3 years ago #
  5. dcdoubleu
    Member

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    Very very important to encourage, by making easy, the proper attribution of photographers and artists. I too use open content like Creative Commons images from Flickr and want to do the right thing. I searched at length and played with options that are really not suited. This info should be permanently associated with the image.

    Posted: 3 years ago #
  6. Unsal Korkmaz
    Member

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    I heard media system getting overhaul with 3.1

    Posted: 3 years ago #
  7. Techie
    Member

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    Yep I agree. I just checked my WP 3.1 and this doesn't look like it's implemented. I think it would be nice to allow captions to be edited in the visual editor.

    Posted: 3 years ago #
  8. binfo2010
    Member

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    Indeed, this is a major oversight, and I'm suprised the issue hasn't been raised sooner. Look forward to seeing any kind of patches or workarounds.

    Posted: 3 years ago #
  9. curlsdiva
    Member

    I echo all of the above. I see that this was put forward (in Ideas) by people in 2008 and here we are two years later and it's nowhere. Why on earth aren't WordPress listening to this? It's surely such a basic thing to implement but such a big issue.

    Why, for instance, don't they get together with Flickr? At least that would be a start.

    Posted: 3 years ago #
  10. pifl2010
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    I would assume the WP folks monitor these boards and implement changes in subsequent WP releases. Perhaps there is a good reason why this has not been addressed?

    Posted: 3 years ago #

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