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Is there a way to create captions for images that are embedded in Rich Text/Dymanic Content boxes?

Last Updated: Apr 16, 2013  |  534 Views
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Yes! There are a couple of options:

1. Use the "ALT Tag" field in the Image Editor

  • This is the html equivalent of ALT text for images
  • It's also what Screen Reader software displays in place of images

2. Add a "Title" attribute to your image's html

  • Head to a Rich Text box that contains an image
  • Click the Plain Text tab at the top of the box
  • Look for the image html - it'll look something like this: <img src="http://URL" width="500" height="427" alt="Box Types RSS">
  • Add a title attribute. For a hover message that reads "RSS Boxes are highly recommended!", I'd add:
    <img src="http://URL" width="500" height="427" alt="Box Types RSS" title="RSS Boxes are highly recommended!">

Method 2 is a better option as far as "proper" html; Method 1 is convenient and works in most browsers.

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Other Answers / Comments (3)

  1. Thanks for this info, but I'm interested in having an actual caption that's not an ALT tag. The caption would appear beneath the image, similar to the functionality wordpress blogs have (e.g. this post - http://pastoralpodcast.wordpress.com/2011/07/28/vallocycle-comes-to-montevallo/). Is this possible?
    by Andrew Battista on Jul 28, 2011.
  2. Hi Andrew,
    Great question, but this currently isn't possible with the image manager. You can create the same functionality using an image editor like Snagit.
    Best,
    Talia :)
    by Talia Resendes on Jul 29, 2011.
  3. Hi Andrew,

    Another way to get a similar effect is with a table. Create a one column table with two rows. Add the image into the top row and then add the text in the second row, beneath the image. Its a little bit more work, regarding styling the image/text and table, but I'm confident it can be done.
    Best,
    Talia :)
    by Talia Resendes on Jul 29, 2011.

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