Lee Odden

Getting Fancy Image Captions in WordPress 2.6

Lee Odden     Blogging

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WordPress 2.6 comes with a feature that adds captions to images.  It looks really nice in the WordPress editor, but if you don’t have the code, it won’t look as nice when you publish your post.

The good news is, all you have to do is add the following lines of code to your theme’s CSS file.

/* Captions */
div.aligncenter {
display: block;
margin-left: auto;
margin-right: auto;

.wp-caption {
border: 1px solid #ddd;
text-align: center;
background-color: #f3f3f3;
padding-top: 4px;
margin: 10px;
-moz-border-radius: 3px;
-khtml-border-radius: 3px;
-webkit-border-radius: 3px;
border-radius: 3px;

.wp-caption img {
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
border: 0 none;

.wp-caption p.wp-caption-text {
font-size: 11px;
line-height: 17px;
padding: 0 4px 5px;
margin: 0;

/* End captions */

Now your images and captions will look just as good live as they do in the editor.

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About Lee Odden

@LeeOdden is the CEO of TopRank Online Marketing and editor of Online Marketing Blog. Cited for his expertise by The Economist, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, he's the author of the book Optimize and presents internationally on integrated content, search, social media and influencer marketing. When not at conferences, consulting, or working with his talented team, he's likely on a beach somewhere doing absolutely nothing.