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How to Add Caption Below Images in WordPress

Last updated on May 2, 2019 by Waseem Abbas

Do you want to display a caption below your images? A caption is an amazing way to help your visitors understand what the image is about. In this tutorial, we will share how to add caption below images in WordPress.

By default, you can add captions to images and galleries in WordPress. Though these captions are simple and bland.

Default Gallery

If you need to customize your image captions, then we recommend you to use a plugin like Envira Gallery. Envira has tons of amazing features like custom themes to create beautiful image galleries.

To add caption below images in WordPress, you’ll need to follow these 5 steps:

  • Step 1. Install and activate Envira Gallery plugin
  • Step 2. Install and activate Gallery Themes addon
  • Step 3. Create an image gallery and add captions
  • Step 4. Select the captioned theme from settings
  • Step 5. Publish and display caption below images

By the end of this tutorial, you’ll be able to create a gallery with captions below images that will look like as shown in this image below:

captioned gallery

Ready to get started? Let’s go!

Step 1: Install and Activate Envira Gallery Plugin

The first thing you need to do is install and activate Envira Gallery plugin on your WordPress website’s admin backend.

Envira Gallery Website

To learn more about installation, you should check out this complete guide on how to install Envira in WordPress.

Step 2: Install and Activate Gallery Themes Addon

Upon activating the plugin, you need to go to Envira Gallery » Addons to install and activate Gallery Themes addon on your site.

To access this addon, you must have Envira’s Plus or higher license. Wondering how to get it? You should check out this guide to upgrade from Envira Gallery Lite to a paid license.

Gallery Themes Addon

This addon will add features to simple text captions, so they look beautiful with your image gallery.

Step 3: Create an Image Gallery and Add Captions

Now you need to go to Envira Gallery » Add New to create a new gallery from your WordPress admin backend. Start by adding a title and drop the photos in Native Envira Gallery section.

Vintage Old Style Thumbnails

After adding the photos, you need to scroll down to Images tab and click on the pencil icon to edit the image.

Edit Image

It will open a popup with meta information where you can add caption for this image.

Edit Metadata

Simply repeat this process to add captions for all images of the gallery.

Step 4: Select the Captioned Theme From Settings

Next you need to go to Config tab. In the Gallery Theme dropdown, select Captioned theme to add beautiful captions below images.

Select Theme

For more settings, you should check out this guide on how to create an image gallery with thumbnails in WordPress.

Step 5: Publish and Display Caption Below Images

Once you are done with the settings, go ahead and click on the Publish button. Copy the shortcode from Envira Code widget.

Copy Shortcode

To display the gallery, simply go to Pages/Posts » Add New or edit an existing page/post. In the visual editor, you need to paste the shortcode.

Paste Shortcode

Make sure to click on the Publish/Update button. You can visit your site to see the caption below images that will look like as shown in this image below:

captioned gallery

That’s all. We hope this tutorial has helped you to learn how to add caption below images in WordPress. You may also want to check out our guide on how to add a Polaroid Gallery in WordPress. In case, your images are not ranking in the search engines, we recommend you to check this guide on how to optimize your WordPress images for SEO.

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  1. How can I add a long caption? Currently, they get truncated.
    Also, can the font be darker & bigger please?
    How can I do that easily (I am not a coder…)

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