Photo Captions

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  • #226980

    jerryflattum
    Member

    When uploading a photo, space is provided for both a caption and description. I’m assuming description is for the user’s own needs. But, when the photo is posted, the caption does not appear. What’s up with that? Is this a WordPress bug? Doesn’t make sense to me that a space would be designated for captions, and the only way to really add a caption is to edit the html or CSS.

    #227258

    raincoaster
    Member

    It’s a bug; it’s only been this way for the last three weeks, and only on some browsers. You should be able to put the caption in using the Image Icon. I believe, though am not sure, that the description is for the benefit of vision impaired people, who have technology that can read it out loud.

    #227480

    I still cannot add captions to my photos, and it’s been almost a month since jerry first brought it up and 6 weeks since the problem first started, according to raincoaster. With something as basic as providing images with textual elaboration, I would think the wordpress powers-that-be would have their best and brightest fixing it ASAP.

    #227481

    katm
    Member

    It works with the gallery some of the time.

    http://esladventures.wordpress.com/2008/06/04/novembers-plant-project/

    At least the captions show up for me in FF2/Fedora 7.

    #227518

    nicholasis
    Member

    Is there any word on the captions. I entered in my captions when I uploaded photos into my post and it dosne’t appear to be working…

    #227523

    rgkillam
    Member

    I looked up this forum topic because after starting a new blog a couple of days ago I was posting a few images with the captions only visible when I hovered over them, which I liked. But now today, I added a caption to an image and it shows up under the image. Weird.

    #227524

    raincoaster
    Member

    That IS weird. I’d report it to staff via the Support button on your dashboard.

    #227525

    nickmomrik
    Staff

    Captions support has been added. Theme CSS updates to make the captions look sweet are on the way!

    #227526

    raincoaster
    Member

    Is this going to retroactively change all our pre-existing posts?

    #227527

    nickmomrik
    Staff

    CSS for image captions has been deployed for all themes.

    raincoaster,
    Your old posts will not have the new captions added automatically. If you want to add the caption to an existing post you can edit the post, click on the image, click the image button, make sure you have a Caption set, click the Update button, and then Save the post.

    #227528

    raincoaster
    Member

    Great, thanks. I was worried about my formatting, and sometimes I don’t WANT the captions to show except on hover.

    #227529

    raincoaster
    Member

    Hmm, it seemed to work in the preview but not in the actual view for Monotone.

    #227530

    raincoaster
    Member

    FYI Photo captions do not appear to align centre when the image is centred: they align left, at least on my Sandbox-based blog they do. Any workarounds?

    #227531

    raincoaster
    Member

    And now the alignment has gone haywire: using the new WP mountain icon to set alignment, the image in this post was displaced slightly to the left, maybe 20%. I edited it to align none and now nothing I do will center it, including wrapping it in p tags and/or using the column alignment button. If I use the mountain icon, it’s still displaced left no matter what I do.
    http://raincoaster.com/2008/07/04/bye-bye-bozo/

    #227532

    afasios
    Member

    There is a problem with the alignment of the captions and/or the images.

    My suggestion. Do not write any caption after the upload of the image. Insert first the image into the post, select the alignment of the image, and then write the caption [click on the image, then click the image button].

    We can also edit the text of the caption [change the color of the font, “bold it”, “italics” it etc] but in such a case everything goes wrong…

    #227533

    raincoaster
    Member

    Good suggestions, thanks!

    #227534

    I wanted two pictures side by side with captions underneath both but it showed both pictures on top of each other. I edited the post and backspaced so there’s no space in between the two pictures. That then made it side by side but with text from my blog post sandwiched in the middle of the two images. So now I went to Photobucket and got the pictures instead.

    #227535

    raincoaster
    Member

    If you want two side by side, just setting horizontal space should do the trick. Just make it so the width of the two pictures, plus twice the horizontal space on each, is equal to or slightly less than the width of the column.

    #227537

    It’s nice that captions support has been added, but now how do we add alternate text WITHOUT a caption? There’s only one field for both.

    #227538

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Go to html mode and delete [wp_caption id="attachment_857" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="testing the caption feature"] and also [/wp_caption]
    Alt text is still there, but the caption is gone.
    It’s annoying to have to do this.

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