I'm playing around with a post idea for which I would like to use the Gallery feature. I have used tables in the past to get around the Gallery's limitations but ideally I'd like to just make Gallery work for me if possible.
What I really want is to be able to specify a Custom URL for each image in the Gallery, but I know that feature is not available. I saw elsewhere in the forums the suggestion to put links in the captions. Happy to see you can insert HTML in that field. Not happy to see that even though it displays as an active link and my browser even displays the correct target in the bottom left corner, upon being clicked it STILL does not go to that link if the carousel slideshow setting is active. So you can click on the image or the caption text and regardless it opens the carousel.
So I turned off the carousel to see what would happen. Told the Gallery to Link to "None". Sure enough now if you click on the caption it opens the external URL that I want. BUT if you click the image... it opens the attachment page. Argh. I really don't want it to do that, looks messy.
So what I'm trying to accomplish is the caption opening the new tab with url I specified, and clicking the image itself does nothing, it should not be an active link. (Obviously really I would love for the image to go to my specified url too but I'm not expecting miracles here.)
The blog I need help with is design-vox.com.