How to Add Captions to Featured Images in WordPress

WordPress allows you to add captions to images and ClickBump6 allows you to take full advantage of this feature

In this article
  1. Creating the Caption
  2. Customizing the Caption Display
  3. More Styling Options

I recently got a support request about how to add captions to WordPress featured images and I thought I’d share this often overlooked feature of WordPress.

WordPress has a built in captions input box on its media manager image editor screen, but since most themes do not support this feature, its often overlooked. ClickBump6 includes built in support for displaying your image caption.

Adding captions to images is a convenient way to describe images or cite a copyright or photographer credit to maintain terms of service agreements and legal requirements when using copyrighted images on the web.

Here’s a screenshot of what it looks like:

wordpress-captions.jpg

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