Descriptions for Photos in my Blog

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1. Posted by Tetters2 (Budding Member 5 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

I've added an entry in the description field for each of my photos but these don't show up alongside the photo in my blog. How do I fix this? Thanks.

2. Posted by Peter (Admin 7228 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

When inserting the photos using the popup, there are a few options for inserting them as "Thumbnail", "Regular" or "Large". Right next to those options you'll find an icon that is supposed to look like a photo with a caption (though it's so small honestly it probably just looks like blurry pixels).

If you click on that icon, you'll get the photo inserted with the description as a caption underneath it.

You can then also manually change the caption in the blog entry if you like. The image tag inserted will have a "caption=this describes my photo" section to it that you can edit as you see fit.

3. Posted by Tetters2 (Budding Member 5 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Ah yes Peter, I'd noticed the little icons but using them only inserts the title of the photo.

In Photo Gallery | Photo | Edit Photo there are two editable boxes: 'Title' and below it 'Description' and it's the latter I'm wanting to insert alongside my photos.

It seems one can only import the "Title' box text and not the 'Description' so I guess the workaround is to ignore the "Description' box and type into the "Title' box whatever I want to have appear with the photo in my blog page right?

4. Posted by Peter (Admin 7228 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Fair point - yes, it's just the title that is grabbed as the caption.

I guess there are 2 workarounds - The first is to do as you say and treat the title like a description. The character restriction is a little lower than the description though still generous enough that you can probably get a decent amount in (it's about 500 characters)

The second option would be to manually edit the caption of the photos as you insert them. Though in fairness that's a bit of double handling so maybe that's too tedious.