Envira Gallery Documentation

Documentation, Reference Materials and Tutorials for Envira Gallery

How to Add a Link into the Lightbox

Would you like to add a link in the lightbox caption? Envira Gallery makes this easy and simple. This guide will help you add links to you lightbox captions.


  • Ultimate, Agency, Pro, Basic or Plus Envira license.
  • WordPress 4.4+
  • Envira Gallery 1.7.3+

First you’ll need to either create a new gallery or edit an existing gallery. If you need any help creating your first gallery, please review our documentation here.

To add a caption to your image, click the blue pencil icon on the image to edit.

Edit your gallery images by clicking the blue pencil icon

This will open a Edit Metdata window for you to edit your metadata on each image in your gallery.

Here you can add your caption in the Caption field.

Select and Click Link Button

Enter and select your text then click the link button to add the link to your text.
Type in Your Link and Insert

The caption will now have the link inserted around the previously selected text.

Link Added into the Caption

Scroll down and click the green Save Metadata button to save your changes.

Next, navigate to the Lightbox tab and choose Caption to show on the Show Title or Caption dropdown.

Select the caption to show on the lightbox tab

Finally click Publish or Update on your gallery to save your changes!

That’s it! You’ve added a link to your lightbox caption.

Click any of the images below to see this in action!

Now that you’ve completed this, check out our guide to How to Customize the Lightbox Navigation Arrows.


A: When dealing with links for the lightbox images and links in the captions, this is improper HTML. You’ll only be able to display captions under the images if the captions are not also links.