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Creating Captions for Images in WP Galleries while using Lightbox Gallery Plugin (14 posts)

  1. eirlymeyer
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Site: smilebrighteners.com/our-smile-gallery/
    Issue: Trying to add captions to images in a WordPress Gallery so that text shows up under the image. Using Lightbox Gallery Version 0.7.4 | By Hiroaki Miyashita for lightbox pop-up effect on click.

    The problem is that it seems to be no way to add a caption that shows up below the image when creating a WordPress Gallery.
    If a Caption is added to the image, caption text shows up on mouseover.

    How do I add captions to a Image gallery in a self-hosted WordPress site?

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Look here: http://wordpress.org/plugins/lightbox-gallery/

    If not answered anywhere, click on the "Support" tab and scroll down to make a new post.

  3. eirlymeyer
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Wpyogi,

    Sorry, but your response doesn't answer my question at all.

    The issue is with the specific WordPress Gallery & being able to ADD CAPTIONS underneath the image. The problem is that I do not want Tooltip view of caption of images. I'm seeking the ability to have captions where they should be - underneath the image.

    How do I add captions to a Image gallery in a self-hosted WordPress site?

  4. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm sorry, I thought you were asking about that plugin?

  5. while using Lightbox Gallery Plugin

    That's how I read it anyways, the word "Plugin" is usually a big clue.

    How do I add captions to a Image gallery in a self-hosted WordPress site?

    This may or may not be what you're looking for.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Gallery_Shortcode

    I've added captions to the images in the media library separately and then when I've created the gallery the captions were added to each image as expected.

    http://your-wordpress-URL-here/wp-admin/upload.php

    How are you attempting to add captions and are you using the [gallery] shortcode?

  6. eirlymeyer
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Jan,

    You stated you've "added captions to the images in the media library separately & then created a gallery."

    However, did you also use the Lightbox Gallery Plugin for the lightbox effect for your gallery? If so, can you share an example of where you did this & the Captions showed correctly "below your images" (NOT tooltip mouseover display).?

    Again, the problem is as follows:
    1. Add images to media gallery.
    2. Add captions to images
    3. Create a gallery
    4. Activate Lightbox Gallery plugin

    Problem: The captions are NOT shown on the images as it should.
    See example here: smilebrighteners.com/gallery-test/
    The lightbox gallery plugin is on.
    Below, I have a single image w/ caption. This is how it should show properly, however, NOT showing properly in the galleries. Even WITHOUT having the lightbox gallery, captions are not showing properly.

  7. Sorry and I really am trying to understand: Which plugin are you using? Or are you looking for advice on which one works?

    However, did you also use the Lightbox Gallery Plugin for the lightbox effect for your gallery?

    Sorta. I use Jetpack's Carousel and Tiled Gallery modules to display may galleries.

    http://jetpack.me/support/carousel/
    http://jetpack.me/support/tiled-galleries/

    Previously I have used my commercial theme's built in lightbox capability. That worked for me too but the presentation was different.

    Just to check I deactivated both modules. The gallery worked (didn't look as good) and the captions were presented underneath each image.

    Again, the problem is as follows:

    1. Add images to media gallery.
    2. Add captions to images
    3. Create a gallery
    4. Activate Lightbox Gallery plugin

    Which lightbox plugin are you using? And when you temporarily switch to the Twenty Twelve theme and deactivate all your plugins do the galleries work as expected (less the lightbox)?

  8. eirlymeyer
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Okay, let me try & clarify:

    Site: smilebrighteners.com/gallery-test/
    Plugin: Lightbox Gallery Version 0.7.4 | By Hiroaki Miyashita
    WordPress Feature: Using the BUILT-IN WordPress "Create A Gallery" Feature (ie: Add Page/Post > Add Media > "Create Gallery")

    Goal:
    1. Would like to add captions that will be shown on the "bottom" of the image when creating a gallery.
    2. The Gallery needs to have the lightbox effect. Without the lightbox effect, you just have a static gallery.

    Problem:
    1. Need a solution to being able to add Captions to Images when using the Create a Gallery Feature in WordPress and have the Lightbox effect as well.
    2. Currently, the Lightbox Gallery plugin seems to only have tool-tip mouseovers of the captions. As shown in my example: smilebrighteners.com/gallery-test/

    Page Goal: smilebrighteners.com/our-smile-gallery/
    This page shows you how the lightbox should work.
    However, on this page, there are no captions added.
    My goal is to have captions underneath the image.

    If you can show your gallery & how your Captions are being showcased that would help greatly vs. the jetpack pages examples.

    Sorta. I use Jetpack's Carousel and Tiled Gallery modules to display may galleries.

    http://jetpack.me/support/carousel/
    http://jetpack.me/support/tiled-galleries/

    But just so I understand, it seems you are "not" using
    WordPress built in "Create A Gallery" feature. It seems you are using two separate plugins ( Jetpack Carousel & Jetpack tiled galleries) along with a Built-In Lightbox. Is that correct?
    Can you show the specific link to your gallery showing the captions underneath the image?

  9. But just so I understand, it seems you are "not" using
    WordPress built in "Create A Gallery" feature.

    Yes I am. My galleries are created using that built-in feature. The two Jetpack modules are for presentation only.

    Can you show the specific link to your gallery showing the captions underneath the image?

    You can see an example of such a gallery on my test installation.

    http://dixie.dembowski.net/?p=4409

    The images in that gallery each has a caption. There's no lightbox and I only have one anti-spam plugin.

  10. eirlymeyer
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, so based on your example gallery here: http://dixie.dembowski.net/?p=4409

    The question is:
    1. Can you still have that same look of that example gallery with captions, and have the lightbox effect? And if so, how are you doing it?

  11. I downloaded and activated this plugin on that installation.

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-jquery-lightbox/

    It was the 3rd one on the list when I searched for lightbox in the add plugin menu. I picked it for no particular reason except that I've never heard of that plugin before. ;)

    I activated the plugin and in that post I switched to the text view and changed the shortcode from

    [gallery ids="15,14,13"]

    to

    [gallery ids="15,14,13" link="file"]

    The link="file" should work in the gallery settings but I believe 3.5.1 has a bug where that doesn't always get set. Editing the shortcode is just a way to make sure it is set to the file.

    That was it. Now my post a gallery with captions and a lightbox.

    That doesn't necessarily help you out in your situation but the lightbox, with a gallery, using Twenty Twelve retains it's captions and works on my test installation.

    It could your theme, have you tried temporarily switching to the Twenty Twelve theme? It's just a troubleshooting step and you can switch back afterwards.

  12. eirlymeyer
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks Jan,

    I think this may be the solution to the problem.
    I'm going to do some testing on this & try a few things out.
    But I think that specific plugin gets me on the right track.

    I'll let you know my findings.
    Thanks.

  13. jarrii
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Hi Eirlymeyer,
    I checked your website and you have caption under image in your gallery. How did you do it? Can you post your final solution? I am trying to do same thing, but without effect :-(

    Thanks.

  14. Vince75016
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Hi There
    we use to have our captions appearing on our WP Media Gallery under each images and suddenly it stops
    http://www.vialaporte.com/les-trois-garcons-shoreditch-london/
    this is an example of one of our post
    can't make it work anymore, and this quite embarrassing
    can someone help
    Thks

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