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Image title as overlay caption

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  • For reference, here’s a screenshot of what I mean…


    The link title should be the same as the alt title on the image… “Bees Game” is the title of the post.



    Also want to watch this issue. I noticed it in 3.7.1, may have been OK in 3.6. Displays post title for every image, definitely not as elegant.

    Can use captions, but then they show up under thumbs on page – also not elegant.



    A-ha ! I’ve got this problem too – I thought I’d made an error somewhere, as it certainly used to work OK.

    I have the correct Caption/Alt-text/Description filled in on the media page, but the lightbox now pulls in the post title.

    Example – using a WP gallery – the name of the POST shows at the top of each photo (and doesn’t change for each of the 6 images) –
    [gallery link="file" columns="6" ids="5845,5846,5847,5852,5853,5854"]

    Interestingly, using the NextGEN gallery – the name of each IMAGE is displayed correctly –
    [nggallery id=33]
    (however this is not a good workaround as the NextGEN lightbox also appears underneath!)

    Anyone else with a fix/workaround ?

    Moderator Jan Dembowski


    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator



    OK – sorry, Jan – I’m confident it’s the same issue, and thought I was adding to the discussion. However I’ve started a new thread anyway –


    (even though it’s not showing up ? Are all posts held in a mod queue nowadays ? If so, apols again – I just posted twice !)



    Hi all –

    I think I found a solution – here is my post on the same topic…


    Seems to be working for me. Hope this helps!



    Thanks for the headsup, lynn/jess 🙂



    I can also verify that the second solution (smaller one) in the final link does work here. It picks up the title of an image if there is one, or reverts to the Post title if the image title is left blank. The alt text shows up on the thumbnail, but is stripped out on the lightbox pop-up image.

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