Do you want to sell your pictures and need to add captions to your images? Stay still! We have everything you need to know about creating a WordPress image gallery with captions.
Captions are text descriptions that are usually used to provide more details about an image. The edit image feature gives you the option to add caption, title, and other metadata for each image. Read this article to find out how to create a WordPress image gallery with captions successfully.
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 gallery;
- And much more.
Table of contents
- Why use Modula to create a WordPress image gallery with captions on hover?
- How to create a responsive image gallery with captions in WordPress?
- Final thoughts – WordPress image gallery with captions
Why use Modula to create a WordPress image gallery with captions on hover?
Modula is a user-friendly and fully mobile responsive plugin with many features. It doesn’t matter if you want to create a video, or an image gallery, or even mix them. This plugin offers you the chance to style your galleries and personalize them according to your preferences so that galleries will look perfectly designed for any device.
Modula is one of the best WordPress plugins for photographers thanks to its bunch of features, such as: password protection, 4 grid types, many gallery features like 42 hover effects and lightbox gallery, and so much more.
As you can see, Modula is a perfect fit for everyone. For some features, you’ll need to upgrade to the Modula PRO plan. The starting price is $39.
How to create a responsive image gallery with captions in WordPress?
Before we start to add captions, we need to install and activate Modula. You can follow the same steps to install and activate any free WordPress plugin you are looking for.
Now, let’s start by installing Modula. Go to WordPress Dashboard > Plugins > Add New.
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.
When the plugin is installed, press the Activate button. As a result, you will see Modula in the WordPress menu on the left.
Create a new gallery
Let’s create a new gallery where we will add all the images. Go to Modula > Galleries > Add New.
Now, you can design your gallery as you please.
Add captions to your images
I named my gallery Food. In order to add a caption to an image, you’ll need to click on the Pencil icon, as you can see below.
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.
Add more customization for an image
The free version Modula provides powerful features to help you style your galleries. Because we just added a caption text to our image, let’s move on and edit the metadata more. On this page, we can edit the image title or the alt text to improve our SEO.
Furthermore, we can align our image as we please, add an URL, filters or insert a video URL (if you want to embed videos to your gallery).
We mentioned before the EXIF section. Here you can edit the EXIF information – the metadata displayed in your lightbox.
All this editing applies only to a particular image. After finishing, click on Save & Close button.
You’ll have to repeat this process for each image from your gallery.
More customization for gallery
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.
Now, I would like to add a hover effect. To do that, 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.
To set our gallery to be responsive, go to Responsive > Custom responsiveness.
More, you can add social icons to your images and select their color.
Add image gallery with caption to your website
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.
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.
This is how my gallery looks like.
Final thoughts – WordPress image gallery with captions
And this is how you can add captions to your images and edit your gallery.
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!