Descriptions as Captions in Galleries is a WordPress plugin (download) that enables simple change in WordPress galleries display.
Image descriptions are stored as content (field
post_content) while captions are stored as excerpt (field
post_excerpt). This means that descriptions are shown on single attachment pages, while captions are shown in galleries and if image is embedded in a post content with a
If you use images just in galleries, in order to have text below image in both places, you need to fill both fields.
This plugin changes that. You only fill description field and that text is used as caption of image in galleries.
There are no options or settings, just enable plugin and everything works automatically.
Descriptions as Captions in Galleries is released under the terms of GNU General Public License. It is completely free so if you find it useful you can give something back to author. Your help could be done by giving donation, translating plugin to your language, sending bugs and suggestions, promoting plugin in blogs, forums, social networks, and other websites.
4 thoughts on “Descriptions as Captions in Galleries”
Great plugin. Is there anyway to make it use the image title instead of the description?
I can add a filter that will, with several lines of code, make that possible.
I am trying to add excerpts to each slide on my carousel. Where exactly am I suppose to input the code and which code precisely should I use. I would really appreciate your help.
This depends on your carousel. You might want to try both caption and description fields of your image to see what works there.