Support » Plugin: NextGEN Gallery - WordPress Gallery Plugin » [Plugin: nextgen-gallery] Slideshow captions

  • There seem to be a lot of posts about slideshow captions but no solutions. Did anyone every solve the mystery of how to get cations to appear under the slideshow? I can get them to appear in the navigation bar but if you hover the mouse over the slideshow they disappear for all subsequent images.

    This has been an issue in all versions of the plugin for the past couple of years and if the one frustration in an otherwise excellent plugin.


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  • Adding [ nggallery id=1 template=caption ] makes the title/description show up in the slideshow for me, but not the thumbnails. Does anyone no how to make the caption show up under the thumbnails?


    That works for the gallery thumbnails for me but not if you use [ slideshow id=1 template=caption ] if just using the slideshow.

    I have found the solution!

    Put the caption that you want in the description box (not the title line) next to the image in the Manage Gallery section.

    Then insert this:

    [nggallery id=1 slideshow=caption].

    To show captions for the thumbnail and slideshow:

    [nggallery id=1 template=caption] and still put the title in the description box.

    Thanks for the tip but unfortunately it didn’t work for me 🙁



    Doesn’t work for me either 🙁

    This issue has been bothering me for a while so I started digging into the code for this plugin. In the ‘shortcodes.php’ file all the shortcodes that accept the template attribute have code similar to this:

    function show_imagebrowser( $atts ) {
            global $wpdb;
                'id'        => 0,
                'template'  => ''
            ), $atts ));
            $out = nggShowImageBrowser($id, $template);
            return $out;

    The slideshow shortcode doesn’t have that attribute:

    function show_slideshow( $atts ) {
            global $wpdb;
                'id'        => 0,
                'w'         => '',
                'h'         => ''
            ), $atts ));
            if( !is_numeric($id) )
                $id = $wpdb->get_var( $wpdb->prepare ("SELECT gid FROM $wpdb->nggallery WHERE name = '%s' ", $id) );
            if( !empty( $id ) )
                $out = nggShowSlideshow($id, $w, $h);
                $out = __('[Gallery not found]','nggallery');
            return $out;

    I don’t have a test environment to try adding the code in myself, can someone else try adding the code and see if that returns the template functionality to the slideshow? Or am I way off track here? (PHP is not my strong point)

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