How do I insert a link into an image caption?

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  • #564664

    lenteme
    Member

    I want to use images from other sites under the Creative Commoms licence and put the attribution in the caption with a link. However, no matter what I try I can’t get a link into a caption.

    Please can you let me know how this is done.

    The blog I need help with is keepitscifi.wordpress.com.

    #564862

    timethief
    Member

    The link does no belong in the cpation field. No matter how many times you place it there it will not be “live”. I would use an image widget as you can easily link to it on the line that states “Link URL when image is clicked”.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/image-widget/

    #564882

    lenteme
    Member

    Sorry, I don’t understand. The image widget puts an image in the sidebar (I’ve already used it for the Post a Week image) but I want to credit any image I use in a post with the owner’s name and a link to them.

    If I can’t use the image caption for this do you have any suggestions for best practice when putting in attributions?

    #564886

    timethief
    Member

    The cpaition filed is NOT html activated and placing link there will not result in an ctive link. Yes you can link images to sources please see here > http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/04/26/images-the-three-link-options/

    #564887

    appsterberry
    Member

    wait, do you want the link to be clickable via the picture? or you want to put “such and such” and the words link to the site?

    #564888

    timethief
    Member

    SIGH … sorry I didn’t proofread … “The caption field is NOT html activated and placing link there will not result in an active link. ”

    #564889

    timethief
    Member

    @appsterberry
    Please note that the information at the link I provided explains all three ways of linking images to sources. Thanks.

    #564895

    lenteme
    Member

    @appsterberry
    Yes, I wanted to put something like ‘Source: john doe at Dreamstime’ or whatever under the image with ‘john doe’ and ‘Dreamstime’ linked to the relevant URLs.

    @timethief
    From the advice you’ve given, and from searching through other blogs, I think my only option is to either put ‘john doe’s’ link in the Post URL in the image
    OR
    put the link in the main body of text like this – (Source) – and manipulate it so it appears under the image.

    This seems a clunky way of going about image attribution. I’m new to blogging and am only just getting my head around the Creative Commons stuff. Am I being too compliant with the requirements for image attribution? Is this something everyone generally ignores?

    #564896

    WordPress.COM has just never set up captions to accept HTML. Not sure why as it does seem to be the best place for an image credit. You can link the image to the source, but sometimes that is not desirable.

    #564900

    lenteme
    Member

    @thesacredpath
    Yes, HTML in captions would make it much easier.
    I only want to give the poor sod who took the image a name check!

    #564905

    Yeah, it would be nice to be able to at least do a text link. They could filter everything else out if they wished to not allow things like color changes and other formatting.

    #565075

    beckhen
    Member

    This is my number one pet peeve about blogging in wordpress. As you say, it’s totally intuitive to put the photo credit in the caption.

    #565076

    timethief
    Member

    If you like you can request that this be added by contacting Staff. http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

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