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How to Add Captions to Photo Albums in WordPress

Last updated on Apr 6, 2017 by Waseem Abbas

Do you want to create photo albums with captions? Sometimes you have multiple image galleries in a photo album and you need to add captions to define each gallery. In this tutorial, we will share how to add captions to photo albums in WordPress.

WordPress does not have the ability to add photo albums with captions by default, so you’ll need to use a plugin like Envira Gallery. Envira has lots of different options for creating beautiful image galleries that can be organized into photo albums.

To add captions to photo albums in WordPress, you’ll need to follow these 5 steps:

  • Step 1. Install and activate Envira Gallery plugin
  • Step 2. Install and activate the Albums Addon and Gallery Themes Addon
  • Step 3. Create a photo album in WordPress
  • Step 4. Go to config settings and select Captioned theme
  • Step 5. Publish the photo album to your WordPress page/post

By the end of this tutorial, you’ll have a photo album with captions that looks something like this:

Ready to get started? Let’s go!

Step 1: Install and Activate Envira Gallery Plugin

First thing you need to do is install and activate Envira Gallery WordPress plugin on your site.

Envira Gallery

For more information, check out this guide on how to install Envira.

Step 2: Install and Activate the Albums Addon and Gallery Themes Addon

Upon activating Envira, go to Envira Gallery » Addons to install and activate the Gallery Themes Addon and the Albums Addon.

Install Addons

To access these addons, you must have Envira Pro or Ultimate license. Learn how to upgrade your license here.

Once the two addons are activated, you can move on to the next step…

Step 3: Create a Photo Album in WordPress

Next, you’ll need to create some image galleries in Envira. Check out this guide on how to add an image gallery with thumbnails in WordPress for a complete tutorial.

After creating your image galleries, go to Envira Gallery » Albums and hit the Add New button.

Start by adding a title. Then, scroll down to select the image galleries you want to add to your new album.

Add New Album

For more details on this step, check out this guide on how to create a photo album in WordPress.

Step 4: Go to Config Settings and Select Captioned Theme

Next, you should scroll down to the Config tab.

In the Album Theme dropdown, you need to select the Captioned theme.

Captioned Theme

Step 5: Publish the Photo Album to Your WordPress Page/Post

Now, go ahead and hit the Publish button. You’ll also need to copy the shortcode from the Envira Album Code widget.

Copy Shortcode

Next, go to edit a page/post, or go to Pages/Posts » Add New. From there, paste the shortcode into the visual editor wherever you want the photo album to appear.

Add Shortcode

That’s all. Your photo album with captions will now be displayed on your site.

Captions to Photo Albums in WordPress

We hope this tutorial has helped you to learn how to add captions to photo albums in WordPress. You may also want to check out our guide on how to add caption below images in WordPress.

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