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  • Hey There!

    Just updated to 4.9 – all themes and plugins are also updated.

    Now having major issue with the Caption in the Image details either:

    1. Having the text pop out and bleed away from the image

    2. Making small images (i.e., 200 by 200) extremely large and blurry if they
    have text in the caption box.

    This happened immediately after installing 4.9.

    Any tips?


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  • same problem, just posted about this as it has affected my whole website. I suspect it is in this update:

    Default Captions Should Use max-width
    Reported by: Howdy_McGee Owned by: joemcgill
    Milestone: 4.9 Priority: normal
    Severity: normal Version: 4.3.1
    Component: Media Keywords: has-patch has-unit-tests commit
    Focuses: ui

    HTML5 Captions should really be using max-width: image-size + px rather than a static width. It’s widely supported and more mobile friendly than the default width style.

    <figure id="attachment_116" style="max-width: 400px;" class="wp-caption alignright">
    	<img src="image.jpg" alt="redraw" width="400" height="365" />
    	<figcaption class="wp-caption-text">Phasellus nec sem in justo pellentesque facilisis.</figcaption>
    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    🏳️‍🌈 Plugin Review Team Rep

    Please don’t post in the Alpha/Beta forum unless you’re actually testing the alpha/beta version of WordPress (not a plugin or a theme). Also, once WordPress has released a version, it’s not appropriate to post in alpha/beta and you should post in the How To & Troublshooting forum:

    This post has been moved out for you.

    @manvantara777 – next time just put in a link to the ticket 🙂

    well this is an emergency – my whole website has gone into chaos with pics out and forms not working. How soon do you think will be a fix?

    Any updates to this? My website,, is having issues with the justification of the images with captions.

    Still nothing? I NEED a solution please. My blog looks crap!

    Thread Starter bliss444


    Sorry to post in the wrong spot.

    Still same issue despite new 4.9.1.


    Manually changing images because it’s too disruptive.

    Same here, still broken on 4.9.1.

    Manually changing is not an option on a blog with next to 700 articles.

    Having the same problem. You all figure out what to do about it?

    Guys – you might want to add the following css and it will all be perfect for you:

    @media (max-width: 988px){
    .wp-caption {
    /* Force the box to be 100% */
    width: 100% !important;
    #content .wp-caption a img {
    /* Scale down if too big */
    max-width: 99.03225806%; /* 614/620 */
    height: auto;


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