How to edit your image and video gallery’s title and captions in WordPress

Are you wondering how to edit an image gallery with a title and captions in WordPress? We have everything you need to know about creating a WordPress image gallery with captions.

Captions are descriptions that provide more details about an image. WordPress provides tools with an editing feature that allows you to edit title, caption text, and other metadata for every single image.

In this article, we will share:

  • How to use a WordPress image gallery plugin with captions;
  • How to create a responsive image and video gallery with captions in WordPress;
  • More customization to style your image gallery with title, captions in WordPress.
  • And much more.

Why use Modula?

Modula is a free WordPress image gallery plugin with captions. It is user-friendly and fully mobile responsive which comes along with many features. It doesn’t matter if you want to create a video, an image gallery, or even mix them. You can personalize and style your galleries the way you like, and they will look perfectly designed.

Modula’s offer comes with features like 4 grid types, password protection, watermark, many gallery features like 42 hover effects and lightbox gallery, slideshow, and so much more. The features presented above are the reasons why Modula is one of the best WordPress plugins for photographers.

Yet, for some features, you need to upgrade to Modula PRO plan. The starting price is $39.

Can you put captions on pictures using Modula? Well, before we can do anything, we need to install and activate Modula. By following the same steps, you can easily install and activate any free WordPress plugin.

Now, let’s start by installing this plugin. Go to WordPress Dashboard > Plugins > Add New.

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WordPress menu

You can see a search bar in the upper right corner. In this search bar, type Modula and when you find the plugin, click on Install Now.

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Install Modula

When the plugin is installed, press the Activate button. As a result, you will see Modula in the WordPress menu on the left.

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Activate Modula

Let’s create a new gallery in order to add captions to your WordPress image gallery. Go to Modula > Galleries > Add New.

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Create your gallery

After creating your new gallery, give it a name and start upload images. You can also easily add videos to your WordPress page if you want.

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Add title and images

Now, you can design your gallery as you please.

I named my gallery Buildings. In order to add a caption to an image or a video, you’ll need to click on the Pencil icon, as you can see below. Here you can edit your image gallery title any time you want to do that.

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Edit image or video

It will pop up a new page where we can edit the image title, alt text, caption text, or the EXIF information. We need to look for Caption Text to add a caption for the selected image.

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Add caption

At this step, you can show the title on your WordPress gallery, add the alt text, and the alignment to be centered (left or right). You can even add an URL to your image if you want to link this image somewhere.

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Edit image information

We mentioned before in the EXIF section. Here you can edit the EXIF information – the metadata displayed in your lightbox. You can organize your gallery by adding filters too.

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Add filters and edit EXIF

All this editing applies only to a particular image. After finishing, click on Save & Close button.

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Save image

You need to repeat the process for each image.

Further, go to Links & Lightbox, and click on the Show image caption function to display text to your WordPress gallery.

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Show image caption

Wondering how to change the title color of your WordPress photo gallery? Go to Captions and look for the title color (you can also change the caption color of your WordPress photo gallery created with Modula). Moreover, using Modula, you can change the caption font size of your gallery pictures.

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Change title and caption color

However, if you change your mind and want to hide a caption in your WordPress gallery, here, you can choose to show/hide the caption and title.

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Hide caption and title

Once you’ve finished editing all the images, let me show you how to style your entire gallery. First, let’s choose a gallery type. You have 4 options to choose from: creative, custom, slider, or masonry.

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Select gallery type

Add social icons to your images and select their color if you want to allow people to show your masterpieces on social media platforms.

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Add social icons

Next, go to Settings > Hover effects and select one from 42 hover effects available. At the same time, you can change the hover color, cursor icon, or hover opacity.

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Hover effects

If you want your WordPress image gallery with title and caption to look stunning on any device, go to Responsive and tick Custom responsiveness. You can set how many slides to show/scroll on both tablet and mobile. Awesome, right?

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Responsive image gallery with title and captions

There are many features you can customize your gallery with. After you finish all the editing, do not forget to click on the Save Gallery button.

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Save gallery

Modula will generate a shortcode to display the gallery on your website. So, copy the shortcode to share your gallery within a post or a page.


Last words

And this is how you can edit your image title and caption.

If you are looking to create stunning galleries for your website, Modula is a perfect fit for you. With so many different features, it covers a wide range of needs. Make your dreams come true and showcase your work using Modula. You will not be disappointed.

Try Modula and build awesome galleries!

Andreea Popa
Andreea Popa

Andreea is a blog manager at WPChill who spends most of her days writing and "polishing" WordPress-related articles - entirely dedicated to Download Monitor, Strong Testimonials, and Modula. She also likes to create visual art and social media content.

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