asked 7 years ago

When I include a “featured image” in a new post, I would like to include the photographer credits below the photograph, (i.e., John Doe, Associated Press)

3 Answers
answered 7 years ago

Hi Salt

To add caption to the featured image please follow my instruction here:

– Add Caption when set featured image

– Add following code to content.php – line 22 in Your site > wp-content > themes > your theme > content.php

 <?php echo get_post(get_post_thumbnail_id())->post_excerpt; ?>

Hope this helps!

Proto Tyyp
replied 6 years ago

How can I display the image caption ON the picture rather than below it.

The way i used it to be displayed in the gallery function as seen here:

Miguel Agawin
replied 6 years ago

If you need the caption displayed under the featured image in a post, place the above code in content-single.php in the div with the class entry-thumbnail.

< ?php the_post_thumbnail(''); ?>
< ?php echo get_post(get_post_thumbnail_id())->post_excerpt; ?>
answered 6 years ago

The code does not work because the lines were among the code listed is not already displayed.

answered 6 years ago

To resolve this issue, you can open the content-single.php file. Find the line 17 to line 19.
Replace the following code:

<div class="entry-thumbnail">
     <?php the_post_thumbnail(''); ?>

With new code:

<div class="entry-thumbnail">
<?php the_post_thumbnail(''); ?> <!-- this displays the featured image -->
<?php echo get_post(get_post_thumbnail_id())->post_excerpt; ?> <!-- this is the above code to display the caption -->

Note: To add the caption to the feature image, you can use the following sample bellow.

<p class="caption">Your content </p>

– If you want to style for the caption section, you can add the following code to the style.css file:

.caption {

Hope this helps !

replied 6 years ago

Perfect, works completely!

Thank you very much for your help.

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