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  • How to Featured / post thumbnail image caption


    Add the first block of code to the functions.php of your wordpress theme, then add the second block within the loop of the desired template file, single.php or, index.php to display featured image caption.

    wordpress snippet : PHP - functions.php

    function the_post_thumbnail_caption() {
      global $post;
      $thumbnail_id    = get_post_thumbnail_id($post->ID);
      $thumbnail_image = get_posts(array('p' => $thumbnail_id, 'post_type' => 'attachment'));
      if ($thumbnail_image && isset($thumbnail_image[0])) {
        echo '<span>'.$thumbnail_image[0]->post_excerpt.'</span>';

    wordpress snippet : PHP


    ( WordPress codex functions, hooks, in this snippet. )

    get_post, get_posts, the_post, _e, _ex,
  • jmarsteller

    Do you have a way to do this through multiple posts? We have solved the issue of showing the caption for a featured image. But, when we use that same image in a different post, all hell breaks loose.

    • The idea would be to add this to your loop, unless I’m not following what you mean can you provide more details?