Image Caption Hover


Best Rated Hover Effects Plugin for WordPress

Image Caption Hover lets you to insert images in your site with cool and interactive hover effects in a simple and flexible way. It’s easy to use and fast to configure and has a bunch of settings and options to setup as per your need. Touch devices behaviour can also be configured accordingly.

Your suggestions will make this plugin even better, so let us know if you need any assistance or help.

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  • Fully Responsive and Touch Devices Compatible
  • 200+ CSS Hover Effects
  • Play Audio or Music on Hover
  • Shortcodes Supported
  • Masonry Grid
  • Light Box for Images and Videos
  • Rich Text Editor for Captions
  • External Links for Images
  • Responsive Grid Layout
  • Custom Width and Height
  • Circle and Square Hover Effects
  • Static Captions Display (without hovering)
  • Easy and Powerfull Interface
  • Import and Export Options
  • Custom Backgrounds
  • Borders and Frames
  • Custom CSS Option
  • 8 Border Styles
  • Safari Supported
  • Random Effects Option
  • Shadow Option
  • 24 Hours Satisfied Support


  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Danish
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Persian
  • Russian
  • Czech
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Serbian
  • Chinese
  • Hebrew
  • Norwegian
  • Request Your Language


  • Simple Settings
  • Using shortcode
  • Preview


  1. Go to plugins in your dashboard and select ‘add new’
  2. Search for ‘Image Caption Hover’ and install it
  3. Go to Dashboard > Image Caption Hover Menu, and add new
  4. Get shortcode from right sidebar and paste it on desired page
  5. Now visit that page


Installation Instructions
  1. Go to plugins in your dashboard and select ‘add new’
  2. Search for ‘Image Caption Hover’ and install it
  3. Go to Dashboard > Image Caption Hover Menu, and add new
  4. Get shortcode from right sidebar and paste it on desired page
  5. Now visit that page


Everything is lost when plugins upgraded or move your site

I have check main post is still in database, all post meta ( ich_cpt, ichcpt_settings) also still remain in database, but this plugins lost it functionality when you move your site or version upgrade.

I have tried many ways (except touch plugins core files), but still no luck.

Everything is lost, all hover that I have created before, both in wp admin or front end.

I have read the others have same problem about a year ago, and now I know the problem still exists.

Amazing Support Team

I was very happy with the plugin, but still needed a little help with customization. The support team was happy to help and fast to respond. I recommend this plugin to anyone looking for unique hover features. Thanks!

Efficient and Effective Support

When I encountered a minor problem in using the plugin, Rameez very quickly and helpfully provided me with a solution to solve the issue. I heartily recommend the plugin and the support.


Finally…I’ve been looking for a replacement to VC’s column-based elements (animated columns, hover boxes). This plugin is really well done and seems complete with lots of UI options…

nice job!

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Contributors & Developers

“Image Caption Hover” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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10.3.9 – 24th May 2018

  • Feature Added: Compatible with PHP 7.1

10.3.8 – 24th April 2018

  • Bug Fixed: Touch behavior not working for mobile devices

10.3.7 – 3rd March 2018

  • Feature Added: New Widget added
  • Feature Added: Supported with PHP 7.2
  • Bug Fixed: Color Picker not working with some themes
  • Bug Fixed: create_function is deprecated notice

10.3.6 – 19th December 2017

  • Bug Fixed: Add image won’t work when adding second image

10.3.5 – 17th December 2017

  • Bug Fixed: Add image not working with Avada

10.3.4 – 26th November 2017

  • Bug Fixed: Colors are not applying when creating large amount of images

10.3.3 – 20th November 2017

  • Feature Added: Compatible with WordPress 4.9
  • Bug Fixed: Color options not working with WP 4.9

10.3.2 – 20th September 2017

  • Bug Fixed: Old Shortcodes not working properly

10.3.1 – 16th September 2017

  • Feature Added: Duplicate Option for Image Settings
  • Feature Added: Better Visuals for Admin Settings
  • Feature Added: Title background color for Square and Circle effects
  • Bug Fixed: Page breaks with site origin page builder
  • Bug Fixed: The extension image-caption-hover/index.php has been disabled due to an error

10.3.0 – 12th September 2017

  • Feature Added: Links updated
  • Bug Fixed: Colors not applying

10.2.1 – 5th July 2017

  • Bug Fixed: Caption Editor sometimes won’t work is fixed now

10.2 – 24th June 2017

  • Bug Fixed: Warning: Illegal string offset ‘columns’

10.1 – 29th May 2017

  • Bug Fixed: CSS code displays under image in some themes

10.0 – 19th May 2017

  • Feature Added: Font Size option for Title
  • Feature Added: Color option for Title
  • Bug Fixed: Caption Color not changing

9.9 – 27th April 2017

  • Bug Fixed: Notice Deprecated: Methods with the same name as their class will not be constructors in a future version of PHP, is removed

9.8 – 9th April 2017

  • Bug Fixed: Divi Theme, page builder doesn’t work issue is fixed now
  • Bug Fixed: wcp_all_settings is not defined is fixed= 9.7 – 20th February 2017 =
  • Feature Added: Translation for Hebrew and Norwegian added

9.6 – 18th February 2017

  • Feature Added: Columns 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 are again added with mobile compatibility


  • Feature Added: Cute Grid added for display compatibility for tablet and mobile devices
  • Notice: Columns 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 are removed as they don’t have fallback for mobile devices
  • Bug Fixed: While using space between columns, it leaves gutter from right and left side is fixed now


  • Feature Added: Scroll Image Effect with Caption Fixed at Bottom
  • Feature Added: Scroll Image Effect with Caption Fixed at Top
  • Bug Fixed: Images not loading


  • Bug Fixed: WP Editor not working


  • Feature Added: WP Native Editor added for Captions


  • Feature Added: Translations Added for more than 10 Languages


  • Feature Added: 100+ More Hover Effects FREE
  • Feature Added: Rich Editor for Caption
  • Feature Added: New and Interactive Settings UI
  • Feature Added: Custom CSS Support
  • Feature Added: Ability to Enable Shortcodes in Caption
  • Bug Fixed: Caption disappeared on update to 8.2


  • Feature Added: Use Shortcodes in Caption Text Field


  • Feature Added: Documentation link added
  • Feature Added: Audio Effects on Hover (Pro)


  • Feature Added: New User Interface
  • Feature Added: Display Images in Row
  • Feature Added: Still Effects
  • Bug Fixed: More than 45 images are not saving


  • Bug Fixed: Admin settings messed up and not saving data


  • Feature Added: Touch Devices Links Control
  • Feature Added: Supported with iPhones and iPads Touch


  • Feature Added: Background Color Alpha
  • New Release: Grid Gallery Ref Added


  • Feature Added: Fast and Optimized
  • Feature Added: No More Loading Delays


  • Support Added: Now supported with WordPress 4.5
  • New Hover Effects: 8 New Hover Effects Added


  • New Release: Now also available for Visual Composer
  • Bug Fixed: Animation Speed was too fast
  • Bug Fixed: Admin Design Fix


  • Bug Fixed: Hover not working in iOS when link attached


  • Feature Added: Persian Translation Added
  • Feature Added: Russian Translation Added
  • Feature Added: Czech Translation Added
  • Feature Added: Greek Translation Added
  • Feature Added: Other plugins reference


  • Feature Added: Custom Borders
  • Feature Added: Custom Border Width
  • Feature Added: Custom Border Color
  • Feature Added: German Translation Added
  • Feature Added: French Translation Added
  • Feature Added: Danish Translation Added
  • Feature Added: Spanish Translation Added
  • Feature Added: Portuguese Translation Added


  • Bug Fixed: Images not showing in Widgets


  • Bug Fixed: Safari Issue (Image Turn Around)


  • Feature Added: Custom Width
  • Feature Added: Custom Height
  • Feature Added: Better UI


  • Feature Added: Loading Screen
  • Feature Added: Support for WP 4.4
  • Ref Added: For Image Caption Hover Effects


  • Feature Added: Supported for WordPress 4.3.1
  • Feature Added: No effect option added
  • Bug Fixed: Improved processing speed
  • Bug Fixed: WP_Wigdet is deprecated


  • Feature Added: Caption Link Option
  • Feature Added: Caption Link Target


  • Some Major Bug Fixes


  • Feature Added: Role base manage
  • Feature Added: Grid Builder for Pro


  • Bug Fixed: Undefined is not a function
  • Pro version: only for $10


  • Bug Fixed: Images overlaps
  • Pro Version Link Included


  • Bug Fixed: Caption Center absolute positioning


  • Bug Fixed: Preview in admin is now same as actual


  • Bug Fixed: Now use links and raw HTML in Caption Box


  • Feature Added: Use with iLightBox


  • Feature Added: Use Shortcode to use in Pages, Posts
  • Feature Added: Caption aligned centered vertically and horizontally
  • Feature Added: German Translation Added
  • Feature Added: French Translation Added


  • Bug Fixed: Undefined Variables
  • Bug Fixed: Double Color Pickers


  • Now Responsive on Window Resize


  • Some bugs removed


  • 20+ hover effects added
  • Change caption background color
  • Change caption text color
  • Change caption opacity


  • Sometimes image dont show, bug fixed
  • IE Support added
  • More simple interface


  • More Simple.
  • Caption Alignment Option.
  • More Hover Styles.
  • Link Option Removed (You can use tags in description for linking)


  • Now 100% Responsive.
  • Widget preview bug fixed.
  • Multiple images conflict fixed.
  • Title will show also with the link.
  • Auto width, height of caption as of image
  • New media uploader added