Can Escutcheon display Image Caption?

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  • #2861024

    heubergen
    Member

    As I’m using images that are lincensed under the CC license I need to give the original author attribution which I do with adding a image caption. Unfortunately it looks like Escutcheon can’t display it?

    Is there a way to confirm with attribution (may a custom CSS snipped) or does I need to change the theme?

    The blog I need help with is blog.z33.ch.

    #2861148

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    Featured images (in any theme) don’t have captions.

    I’d suggest you put the info at the bottom or top of your post itself. Since you have custom CSS, you can wrap the caption in a class and then style it as you like.

    For example, flip to HTML view in the editor and add something like this, either at the bottom or top of your post:

    <p class="myfeaturedcaption">Image courtesy of Wonderful Photographer</p>

    Then in the CSS panel in the Customizer, you can style the caption, giving it a special colour, size, etc.

    For example:

    .myfeaturedcaption {
      color: #bb00bb;
      font-size: 14px;
      font-style: italic;
      text-align: right;
    }

    These styles are just examples, change them as you like or let me know if you need help.

    #2861150

    heubergen
    Member

    Hi Karhryn

    First thank you for your idea and you example code, I’ll give it a try.
    But I’m pretty sure the Premium Theme Oxford (which used before) had image captions included, or am I wrong?

    Best Regards
    Patrick

    #2861151

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    It’s possible Oxford did something special to include captions on featured images, but it’s not a regular feature in WordPress themes. I looked at the Oxford demo but am not seeing any captions on featured images.

    You can always include a caption in an image inserted into a post or page if you don’t use the featured images. You could try adding a regular (non-feautured) image in a post with a caption and see if you like how it looks.

    #2861152

    heubergen
    Member

    Hi Kathryn

    Sorry for writing your name wrong :)
    I tried try & costumize on my blog and there it seems to work.
    You can see that here: https://heubergenblog.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/img_0272.png

    #2861155

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    Ah, interesting! I checked the documentation an indeed this is a special feature in Oxford:

    Captions

    If you add a caption to a Featured Image or Secondary Image, it will appear beneath the image(s) on the single post and page views. Captions will not be shown in views where multiple posts are displayed in a grid.

    It’s not something I’ve seen in another theme so you’ll need to find a workaround, I think.

    #2861156

    heubergen
    Member

    Needed to reacitvate my old theme :(
    The CC license say that you must attribute the image properly and and at the end of a post is for sure not the best solution.

    https://twitter.com/albrechtpatr/status/828721837467131906

    #2861157

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    As long as you provide attribution in the proper way it doesn’t have to be a caption to meet the Creative Commons guidelines. A caption is just a piece of text near an image styled in a specific way.

    Here’s an example of the technique I explained earlier:

    https://cloudup.com/c0MCunIgRC3

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