Web Design and Development
The default WYSIWYG editor that comes bundled with WordPress leaves much to be desired. So it is often necessary to upgrade the editor to something more fully-featured, such as the FCKEditor. However, there is one problem with using something other than the default editor. Some features, such as the new image captions released in version 2.5 are missing. So how does one go about adding image captions using the FCKEditor?
This plugin automatically creates captions for your images based on the text used in the image’s
(alternative text) tag. And it works out of the box with all WordPress themes built for versions 2.5+. For other themes, you will have to see the additional instructions below.
Download the Image Captions Plugin
Current Version: 1.0
Compatible up to WordPress version 2.7
Themes for WordPress 2.3 and Lower
For themes that were created for versions of WordPress 2.3 and lower, you probably don’t have CSS styles which determine the way your captions look. So you will need to activate this plugin’s stylesheet. In the plugin folder, you will find a file called vbic.css. Open the file, delete the two lines that say "DELETE THIS LINE TO ACTIVATE STYLES", and save. Upload the revised files to the plugin folder in your plugin directory.
To uninstall, simply deactivate the plugin. Since the plugin does not add any HTML to your posts, there will be no leftover captions or data to deal with.
If you don’t want a caption to be displayed, don’t set the
attribute. No other work is needed to display or hide captions.
attribute, and make sure that the plugin has been activated.
attribute. So when inserting your images, be sure to set ‘left’, ‘right’, etc…
For help with this plugin or suggestions, leave a comment below.Tags: open source, WordPress