How to Display Captions for Featured Images with get_the_post_thumbnail_caption()

Looking for an easy way to display captions for featured images on your WordPress website? The get_the_post_thumbnail_caption() function can help you do just that!

By using this simple function, you can retrieve the caption for the featured image of the current post in the loop, and display it on your website.

To use get_the_post_thumbnail_caption(), simply call the function with the ID of the featured image as the argument, like this:

$thumbnail_id = get_post_thumbnail_id();
$thumbnail_caption = get_the_post_thumbnail_caption( $thumbnail_id );

In this example, we’re first getting the ID of the featured image using the get_post_thumbnail_id() function. Then, we’re using that ID to get the caption of the featured image using the get_the_post_thumbnail_caption() function, and storing it in the $thumbnail_caption variable.

Once you have the caption stored in a variable, you can easily display it on your website using HTML and CSS. For example, you could output the caption within a <div> element with a specific class like this:

if ( $thumbnail_caption ) {
    echo '<div class="featured-image-caption">' . esc_html( $thumbnail_caption ) . '</div>';

In this example, we’re first checking if the $thumbnail_caption variable is not empty using an if statement. If it’s not empty, we’re outputting the caption within a <div> element with the class “featured-image-caption”.

By using get_the_post_thumbnail_caption(), you can easily add captions to your WordPress featured images and provide additional context to your website visitors. So why not give it a try today?

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