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  • Resolved btssn


    I have an issue with wordpress and nextgen i cannot seem to get description on thumbnails and pictures, i have entered in settings and only get title text when mouse is hover over picture.
    Please help thanks in advance, first time nextgen user and novice to wordpress, can follow most instructions and have some experience of php.


    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Plugin Support gabyimagely


    Hi @btssn

    It seems that you are currently using our Compact Album display and our default “Basic thumbnails”.

    Please, Go to Gallery Settings > Basic Thumbnails > Select View.
    Use “Legacy”. Then on the option “Legacy (Old) Templates” choose “NextGEN Legacy: gallery-caption.php”
    That will show the description in the thumbnails.

    Our default Lightbox displays show the “title” of each photo.
    You can try changing that lightbox Effect to “Fancybox”
    Go to Gallery > Other Options > Lightbox Effects
    Select “Fancybox”
    Do not forget to save.

    Please, let us know if that worked for you.

    – Gaby, Customer support.

    Thread Starter btssn


    Thanks Gaby,
    Your a saviour all settings worked a treat, one question if upgrade to pro will i have to re enter ?
    Also i have made album would it be possible to have thumbnails on main page then when clicked on opens larger pictures ?
    Here you can see all pics are now labelled

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by btssn.
    • This reply was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by btssn.
    Plugin Support mihai-imagely


    Hi @btssn,

    No worries. You will be able to continue to use the actual gallery an albums with NextGen Pro. NextGen Pro acts just like an addon for NextGen Gallery.

    Yes, you will be able to us Lightbox Pro ( that comes with NextGen pro ) in order to click on an gallery preview image and see directly all the gallery’s images without going to the gallery page:


    I have this very same problen. I have changed my settings as per the reply by Gaby, but still do not get the descriptions under the thumbnails.

    The page in question is

    many thanks.


    I’m doing some web work for a non-profit. They have a gallery of art available to sponsor. They need the descriptions to show up as “captions”

    So I was able to get the captions under the thumbnails, (which looks horrible by the way), but not when viewed in the slide show.

    It seems to me that designers who have galleries should have an easy option to display or not display captions if they so choose. Can that functionality be added to a future update? Or, could there be a way to see a caption if you mouse over the picture?

    It seems counterintuitive to have to jump thru several hoops just to add captions. And from the posts, I’m not the only one who wants easy access to captions.

    Love the product! Keep making it better and better.

    If you fix that – There will be a donation forthcoming.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 6 months ago by radio_mogul.

    This post is not helpful. At the time of my response, there is no “select view” option within Gallery Settings > Basic Thumbnails. But even if I select ” NextGEN Legacy: gallery-caption.php” under the template option, it changes nothing; I still have no descriptions on any of my gallery pics.

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