Profile photo of Vanessa AritaVanessa Arita
asked 2 years ago

I’d love to add a caption to my feature image on blog posts. Do you have an update coming soon that might allow for this?

1 Answers
Dominic
answered 2 years ago

To resolve this issue, you can add the following code to the functions.php file:

function the_post_thumbnail_caption() {
 global $post;

 $thumbnail_id    = get_post_thumbnail_id($post->ID);
 $thumbnail_image = get_posts(array('p' => $thumbnail_id, 'post_type' => 'attachment'));

  if ($thumbnail_image && isset($thumbnail_image[0])) {
   return '<div class="front-caption">'.$thumbnail_image[0]->post_excerpt.'</div>';
  } else {
    return;
  }
} 

Then open the content-sigle.php file, find and replace the following code:

<?php if( has_post_thumbnail() ) : ?>
    <div class="entry-thumbnail"><?php the_post_thumbnail(); ?>

With new code:

    <?php if( has_post_thumbnail() ) : ?>
    <div class="entry-thumbnail"><?php the_post_thumbnail(); ?>
<p class="caption"><?php echo the_post_thumbnail_caption(); ?>

Hope this helps !

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