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  • Resolved sandman1485


    I’m trying to hide image captions from my index.php/front page on

    Please note that to see an example, look at “The Octopus Project” post on (this may have been bumped to paged=3 or 4 by the time you read this).

    I’m using the following code in my functions.php to keep images off the front (and it works like a charm), but the captions still appear:

    function wpi_image_content_filter($content){
        if (is_home() || is_front_page()){
          $content = preg_replace("/<img[^>]+\>/i", "", $content);
        return $content;

    How would I get this to work for captions?

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  • s_ha_dum


    Not sure I understand. I see images on your front page… ??? Exactly what have you removed and exactly what are you trying to remove?



    You’re seeing thumbnails on the front page, which do not show up in the actual post. Sorry for the confusion, but those are not the issue.

    As I said, I’ve only got one post set with this “caption problem”, and that is the Octopus Project post on paged=2 right now. You should see “click image to view in itunes.” That is the caption on the image that you see in the post when you go here:

    I am trying to ensure that that caption no longer shows up on the front page. Hope that clarifies things.



    That does make more sense.

    Here is the part that you need to filter:

    `<div id=”attachment_816″ class=”wp-caption alignright” style=”width: 310px;”><p class=”wp-caption-text”>click image to view in itunes</p></div>

    You should be able to use the same approach as before using a regex something like '/<div id="attachment.*<\/div>/. That one probably won’t work. I never get them right on the first try, but you get the idea. I think you could also do this with CSS and save a lot of headache and CPU cycles– set wp-caption {display:none} for your front page, or maybe narrow that down some and set it only within id=”feature”.


    insert this in the header:

    <?php if ( is_home() )
    add_filter(‘img_caption_shortcode’, create_function(‘$a, $b, $c’,
    ‘return $c;’), 10, 3); ?>



    Thanks for solving this! sandman1485, would you happen to know how I can modify this code so it doesn’t show captions on archives and search results too?

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