Adding caption to the thumbnail for WordPress gallery

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Hello all experts.

I have this very simple WordPress website.

I have added this regular Gallery to this page:

I have added this code to call the Gallery:
[gallery captiontag="dd" ids="145,146,147,148,149,151,152,154,155,156,157,158,159,160,161,162,163,164,165,166,167,168,169,170,171,172,173,174,175,176,177,178"]

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The captiontag="dd" is supposed to pull the caption below the individual thumbnails.  And it does.

But, adding that code no longer opens any of the images as an overlay even though I have selected "Link to Media File" for the individual images.  If I remove that bit, captiontag="dd", it works as intended.

This is the CSS that I am using the style the caption, even though this may not be relevant:
.page-id-82 #content #gallery-1 .gallery-item { position:relative; margin-bottom: 40px; }
.page-id-82 #content #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { position:absolute; bottom:4px; text-align:center; width:100%; }
.page-id-82 #content #gallery-1 .gallery-icon { padding:5px 5px 40px 5px; }

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Can someone please tell me what is going on...??  This is supposed to be native WordPress code that I am using.

Thanx in advance,

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The problem is that your href attributes for your images is pointing to this

Instead of this

It is opening the image - if you wait long enough but it opens the WP image gallery page not just the image (first URL above)

Somewhere you need to change it so it links to the actual image.


julianH, thanx for the response.

That is the weirdest thing.

If I take out captiontag="dd" the referencing reverts back to the correct one.

I have no idea why this would change the referencing of the Gallery image.

So, I have no idea how to fix this....[:0(

All I want is the caption to show up below the thumbnail image and so figured if I used native WordPress code and not use plugins I am in the clear.

Any ideas....???


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