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How to add several captions to one image? (3 posts)

  1. etasham
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Hello everyone. New to WordPress here.

    I wanted to know, if it's possible to add more than one caption to an image?

    I'm writing different posts but would like to use some of the same images, however, the captions need to be different depending on the posts.

    For example, I've added an image to a post with a caption and published the post. Then I need to create a new post and use the same image, but the caption doesn't go with the new content.. how would I edit the caption without replacing the original one?

    Is this possible because I have tried and failed? If not, then is there a way to duplicate images while working on the new post.. so I can use the same images but with new captions?

  2. Chris Barrett
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    When you insert an image into a Page or Post, you have the option of specifying the caption. When you publish that Page or Post, the caption will become part of the Page or Post and that caption will also become the default caption for that image in the Media Library.

    If you then insert that same image into another Page or Post, WordPress will automatically populate the caption box with the default caption from the Media Library, but you can simply change it. Changing the caption will not change the caption embedded into previously published Page or Post.

    For more information, please review on using media, please review: Inserting_Images_into_Posts_and_Pages

  3. idearius
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    What you say is correct, Chris, yet I believe etasham wants something different: having multiple Caption fields for each image.

    That way he could save and easily reuse the different captions that were once applied to each image.

    Maybe there's a plugin for that. If so, I have a few websites where I could use it...

    Cheers.

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