How to add thumbnail titles instead of captions
Hi, This is instructions for adding titles to thumbs instead of captions. (I started to ask how, then figured it out so am just posting my hack.)
Background: I want to show the image title/name under my thumbnails rather than the caption, which is much longer (so, I did not want to use template=caption). I used to be able to do this in NextGen 1.4.3 this with a simple shortcode template=title, but it doesn’t seem possible any more.
After upgrading to NextGen gallery 1.9.6, the shortcode template=title doesn’t appear to be supported, and I could find no reference to it in the documentation – let me know if I’m missing something, or if the shortcode be reinstated 😉
So, I edited the template file gallery-caption.php (via FTP, wp-content/ plugins/ nextgen-gallery / view and modified line 47 from:
<span><?php echo $image->caption ?></span>
<span><?php echo $image->alttext ?></span>
and in my WP page I DO now use the template=caption shortcode, and that works for me! (it is on our Artboard gallery page)
TIP: Your image thumbnail alttext/titles and descriptions are managed in the WP-admin Gallery > Manage Gallery and need to be added for each image.
If you have a better/alternative approach, please let me know.
- The topic ‘How to add thumbnail titles instead of captions’ is closed to new replies.