Images can be an effective way of breathing life into your website. Well placed and fitting pictures can really change the looks of a page for the better. As the old saying goes “a picture is worth a thousand words”. In some cases, however, pictures could really do with some words to go along with them. You might want to show what the image is about, where the image is from or even additional information about the image. In those cases, Captions can be an effective tool. Fortunately for you, WordPress comes with the handy feature to easily add captions to any of your images. In this article, we are going to go over the process adding a WordPress image caption with the Classic as well as the Gutenberg Editor.
1. Add WordPress Image Caption using the Classic Editor
The easiest way of adding captions to your images in the Classic Editor is through the Media Library. When you click on Add Media to insert your picture, it should open up the media library. Just click on the picture that needs to be inserted and add the appropriate text in the Caption Field towards the right. Finally, click on Select to insert the image, complete with the caption.
The process to create WordPress Galleries with captions is essentially the same as well. Click on Add Media and then go to Create Gallery where you can select the images you want. While doing so, just add the captions into the aforementioned field. Once you’ve added the captions to all the images, click on Create a new gallery.
If you wanted to add a caption to an image that has already been inserted, it is also quite easy. First, click on the image and find the icon for Edit towards the top. Click on it to bring up the options to alter the Image Details.
From here, you can now add the text you want in the Caption Field. Finally, click on Update to insert the caption.
2. Add WordPress Image Caption using the Gutenberg Editor
Adding captions to images has been made super easy in the new Gutenberg editor. While you can still add captions through the Media Library, the Caption field is now visible in the editor itself. It doesn’t matter whether you are uploading a new image or adding one from the Media Library, Gutenberg Editor makes adding a WordPress image caption much more convenient.
After an image inserted into a post, you should be able to see a field below the image that says ‘Write a caption…’ Just click on it and type in the caption you want. If the image has already been inserted, click on it and the caption field should be visible.
It’s also similarly easy to add a WordPress gallery with captions with Gutenberg. After you insert a gallery, just click on one of the images. The caption field should be visible now. Simply write the caption there and you’re good to go.
And that’s all there is to it. Now, you should know how to add a WordPress image caption to your site with ease. Regardless of the editor, it takes just a few seconds to caption an image. Just remember to select your WordPress captions carefully to best compliment your images. It doesn’t matter if you want to add a source, describe an image, or show additional information, WordPress has you covered with its easy to use caption feature. If you have any comments, don’t hesitate to let us know.
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