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  • Resolved caum


    I’m using Elementor with GeneratePress theme (the premium version). I just update the theme today with the wordpress admin. During this update I got a network problem and my website was partially broken: some setup with the woo commerce shop and the homepage.
    I have 4 images with captions on the hp that didn’t display normally since.
    See my website:
    See an old screenshot with the good design:
    The captions were white and in the images and now they are orange and below the images.

    When I edit the hp with Elementor, the settings seems to be the one I did. Color of the captions are white when I edit them but I can see them orange in the preview. And I can’t change this.

    More, I can’t find why the captions are below the images and I can’t remember how I setup this.

    Anyone can help please?


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  • Thread Starter caum


    I just downgrade the GeneratePress them to the previous version (v 1.3.40) and the display problem on the hp is solved.
    Who have to fix this incompatibility? Elementor or GeneratePress?

    I am having a similar problem, it won’t accept background column changes in the column or heading also using Generate Press also with version 1.3.41

    Hi David,

    GP 1.3.41 moved the captions on regular images below the images, as opposed to having them on top. This was probably the most requested thing I’ve had for a while, so I decided to make the change.

    You can however still use the old style captions with some CSS:

    .wp-caption .wp-caption-text {
        padding: 8px 10px;
        margin: 0;
        background: rgba(0,0,0,.5);
        color: #FFF;
        position: absolute;
        bottom: 0;
        left: 0;

    Adding that should be all that is necessary to update to 1.3.41 and keep your captions on top of the images.

    Let me know if you need more info 🙂

    Thread Starter caum


    Hi Tom,

    Tanks for the answer. I’ll try your solution next week (the website being just launched, I don’t want it to have problem again).

    GeneratePress and Elementor are both great tools but I use the first for the global container and the second to build the pages contents. I don’t understand why you theme has an influence on the Elementor page? I don’t understand the link. Does it mean Elementor uses some settings of the current theme in the website?

    Last question. It’s great to answer to your customer requests but would it not have been possible to give the choice for the caption (above, on top, below)? ;oD
    Another great update would be to propose more settings for the menus

    Anyway thanks for your work and your follow-up!
    I like the pair GP/Elementor and I have another website in progress with it.

    I got it to work in the end, I deleted the elementor section and recreated it again, then I could do all the edits and color changes again. Maybe something got corrupt

    @caum – it seems Elementor uses the default wp-caption-text class in this case, which is generally styled by the theme you’re using.

    Options are good, but adding too many options can be bad (just look at Avada, Divi etc..) – I’m trying to avoid too many options, especially when the solution is just a little bit of CSS (which I’m always happy to help out with).

    Let me know if you encounter any issues when you do decide to update 🙂

    @moklet – glad it’s working now!

    Thread Starter caum


    Hi Tom,

    Thanks for the answers and the support !

    You’re welcome! 🙂

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