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captions underneath thumbnails (6 posts)

  1. votedpedro
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am looking to add captions underneath my thumbnails.
    can anyone assist as I can't seem to do it in nextgen.
    I have pasted the url below


  2. Toshi Yoshida
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Firstly use the shortcode extension template=caption. Put some text in the Alt and Description fields for the images and see how you go.

  3. Toshi Yoshida
    Posted 3 years ago #

    FYI - Nextgen has a 'problem' with the way it handles Titels/Capton and Descriptions.

    If the short answer above isn't working for you then you'll need to search the forum and/or check out http://wpbugs.com/2012/04/nextgen-gallery-plugin-caption-problem/ and http://wpbugs.com/2012/04/nextgen-gallery-plugin-caption-fix/

  4. Toshi Yoshida
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I was looking at another thread and thought I should clarify something here.

    Unless the latest version of nexgen has been 'fixed' it's been the case that by default NextGen uses the Descirption (i.e the LARGE input box) as the Caption.

    Many people, myself included, regard that as wrong because if for example you have a long description or you put html in it then it will cause significant layout problems.

    Ideally NextGen should use the Alt field (i.e the one line input box)as the caption and that can be achieved by amending the code as in the posts referenced above or as found elsewhere in the forum.

    So, in short, for someone with a stock NextGen install the Caption is derived from the Description field. For a customised Nextgen like mine the Caption is drived from the Alt field. In both cases you need to use the template=caption shortcode.

  5. votedpedro
    Posted 3 years ago #

    hi toshi
    many thanks for getting back to me, and sincere apologies for not replying sooner.
    I have quite a lot of questions on the nextgen gallery, would you be able to try and answer for me?

  6. Toshi Yoshida
    Posted 2 years ago #

    If you post your question/s we'll give it a try.

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