How do you bold white captions on a slide show in a gallery?

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    I am trying to bold captions in a gallery and cannot find a way to do so. At present, the captions are white. I would like to have them white bold and perhaps a bit larger.

    The blog I need help with is



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    Hi there,

    You can make the gallery caption text larger and bold with CSS, which requires the Custom Design upgrade. I’ve included the code you would need below, and you can go to appearance > custom design and then click on the “Preview CSS” button in the CSS module at right. Paste the following code in and then you can adjust the font size as desired and on your site. Just navigate to your Photo Gallery post.

    .slideshow-slide-caption {
    font-size: 13px;
    font-weight: bold;

    Let us know if you have any questions.



    Since we can add live links in Media Captions and Descriptions, you should also be able to use HTML tags in these fields as well, such as bold and italics. Since there is no WYSIWYG editor in Media files, you’ll have to write the code directly in these fields. See here:

    My method would require that you do this for each media file separately. The Custom Design upgrade would allow you to change your theme’s stylesheet to make this a global change for all media files (where you’ve added a caption).



    Yes! Bookmarked!

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