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Caption Shortcode

The Caption feature allows you to wrap captions around content using a simple Shortcode. This is primarily used with individual images

[caption]<image> Caption[/caption]

Usage

Practical usage is like this:

[caption id="attachment_6" align="alignright" width="300"]<img src="http://localhost/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/800px-Great_Wave_off_Kanagawa2-300x205.jpg" alt="Kanagawa" title="The Great Wave" width="300" height="205" class="size-medium wp-image-6" /> The Great Wave[/caption]

Which looks like this:

image-caption-theme.png

Options

The following basic options are supported:

id
(string) (optional) A unique HTML ID that you can change to use within your CSS.
Default: None
class
(string) (optional) Custom class that you can use within your CSS.
Default: None
align
(string) (optional) The alignment of the caption within the post.
Valid values are:
  • alignnone
  • aligncenter
  • alignright
  • alignleft
Default: alignnone
width
(string) (optional) How wide the caption should be in pixels. This is a required and must have a value greater than or equal to 1. If not provided, caption processing will not be done and caption content will be passed-through.
Default: None

Source File

The caption shortcode is located in wp-includes/media.php.

Resources

Related

WordPress Shortcodes: [audio], [caption], [embed], [gallery], [playlist], [video]