How to Add a Caption to Images in WordPress

Some images on sites have small text below the image called the captions. It comes in handy for describing details about an image. In this video, we will show you how to add a caption to images in WordPress.

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Summary of this Tutorial:

Start by simply uploading an image by pressing the ‘Add Media’ button when on the post editor screen.

With the image uploaded there will be a form where you can provide the image information such as title, caption, alternate text, and description.

The title and description boxes are not visible to the user but the caption will be shown depending on your theme, next to or below the image.

If you create an image gallery you can add captions to each image using the box beneath each image.



  • melody Fahmi on April 29, 2016

    You can go a little faster through this TUTORIAL.

  • Patrick McLaughlin-Hultgren on October 24, 2017

    Thank you

  • Ethiopie on June 25, 2018

    Thank you this helpful.

  • TheRielva on November 5, 2018

    I want to add a link that people can click to bring them to the primary category of a post (IE News, Reviews, Editorials, etc.) I want it to display ON the image. Is there a plugin or something that does what I want or something I can do?

  • Cheryl Fausel on July 6, 2019

    Loved that the information was short and concise!

  • Truth Seekers Channel on July 5, 2020

    I want to add like 3 sentences, is it possible?

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