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How to add visible image captions (17 posts)

  1. searchen
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Is there any Plugin or technique to allow a Caption to be placed under an image, instead of the details only being visible with Mouse-overs or on a separate page.

    We need to include Copyright details even under a thumbnail (requirement for a German Website) and cannot figure out how to achieve this!

    Thanks
    Peter

  2. searchen
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I have just seen a technique described for CSS using Definition Lists to achieve this.

    Can I just build this into my CSS, and add it into the coding, or could someone build a plug-in?

    Thanks
    Peter

  3. obscure
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I would like to know if anyone can answer this as well. I would certainly like to be able to include captions under images.

  4. AshleyxCore
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Oh! I really need this as well. Something like Wikipedia has, with the pretty little captions under thumbnails and whatnot. Here is an example (on the right).

  5. Turtlestack
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I wish I knew how to code! I think everyone would want this plug-in. Does anyone know if this is even possible?

  6. obscure
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Anyone?

  7. dbasulto
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    You can find info on:

    http://www.suodenjoki.dk/us/productions/articles/addcaption.htm

    it can be ported to a plugin i guess

  8. willyritch
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I checked out dbasulto's suggestion---looks like it would be pretty slick if I was smart enough to follow it. If I try, there would most likely be a lot of damage done.

    So ad my vote for a plugin that allows captions.... or a simple work around.

  9. cfenner
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm voting with you. There are photos can not use without crediting the supplier. In lieu of a plugin, what are people currently doing to caption?

  10. pokerpac
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    would be good to be able to do the caption AND a photo credit ... something there's not enough of in blogging frankly (imho).

    here's a good example of a site that uses wp 1.5 for something that makes a decent model:

    http://www.dallasobserver.com/blogs/?p=386

  11. Doodlebee
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    You know, you could easily do this with CSS. Whenever you put an image in your post, place the caption beneath it. There's several ways to do it, but you could encapsulate it in a div. So, in your post:

    <div class="caption">
    <img src="image.gif" />
    caption text here
    </div>

    In your stylesheet:

    div.caption {
    width:auto;
    float:left;
    font-size:0.8em;
    text-align:center;
    }

    That's it. Now your image is floated left, with caption text.

  12. pokerpac
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    hmm, i'll give that a try. i am just learnin' my css. is there a way to put something on top as well?

  13. Doodlebee
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Just post the text before the image, not after.

  14. evercloud
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I came up with a little javascript for this problem, check it out:

    http://www.evercloud.com/blog/make-caption-under-images-in-wordpress/web-development/20070405/

  15. rudolf45
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Your example page doesn't work in Opera!

  16. evercloud
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Blegh. I had to bloat the script a bit for opera. check it out now:

    http://www.evercloud.com/blog/make-caption-under-images-in-wordpress/web-development/20070405/

  17. contentspring
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Try the Image Caption Easy plugin, it will automatically format image captions for you: http://imagecaptioneasy.contentspring.com/.

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