CMS Lightbox Captions

The new CMS Lightbox Gallery feature is fantastic, but one area that I feel it is lacking in is the ability to offer a CMS Caption field to be displayed within the gallery. 

  • Andrew Vaughan
  • Jul 27 2019
  • Reviewed
  • Kara O commented
    30 Aug, 2023 09:57pm

    Please add a CMS caption field. I'm working on a complex project that requires several light box options. Having a caption field would vastly improve workflow.

  • Michael Wells commented
    13 Dec, 2022 04:34am

    I have a decent attributes-based solution here, in this cloneable;

  • Victor Zohni commented
    22 Jul, 2022 03:10pm

    Please add this feature ASAP!

  • Ruairi McNicholas commented
    19 Jul, 2022 03:18am

    If you need captions for multi-image field from a CMS item, you can enter some JS code to automatically add the images ALT description as a caption.

    See my guide below:

  • Loren commented
    29 May, 2022 12:20am

    Building a site for a photographer - REALLY need this feature as captions are very important for my client.

  • Seaport Tattoo commented
    4 May, 2022 12:21am

    So sad not to implement this yet. Seems like a pretty simple add in 3 years. This platform is SUPER expensive and they should throw a little of that rev to development. Hoping F'insweet does it for them soon.

  • Pablo Sara commented
    27 Apr, 2022 03:15am

    Please take it a bit further: we need a fully customizable (style and layout) CMS lightbox.

  • Laura Campbell commented
    15 Apr, 2022 11:11pm

    i'd like the captions in lightbox to display beneath the images--NOT on top of them! The edges of my photos are important and i hate that the caption becomes part of the image. please offer an option for this!

  • Dennis Lan commented
    24 Jan, 2022 02:35am

    This would be great to have natively! The current workarounds are too complicated.

  • Julieta Ascar commented
    3 Dec, 2021 09:13pm

    And we need them in rich text!

  • Zoe Kizimchuk commented
    24 Nov, 2021 06:26am

    This feature was apparently coming "soon" in 2019. It's 2021 - where is it, and many of the other missing CMS features?

  • Effertz Sheila commented
    31 Aug, 2021 04:01am

    I’ve tried playing around but unless I’m missing something obvious it doesn’t seem possible. The only alternative is to offer multiple single image uploads within the CMS.

  • Paul Seymour commented
    27 Jul, 2021 04:28am

    This is like Obvious 101... come on guys, use that $140 million Series B where it counts. Not on the flashy stuff, but on the everyday things that will retain your users. My clients and I will happily jump ship the second someone beats you on these basics with ultimate customizability. $2.1 billion valuation... yet no ability to do captions for sets of images? Hmm...

  • Pablo Sara commented
    26 Jul, 2021 05:07am


  • Sarah Loh commented
    14 May, 2021 09:10am

    Is there any update on the timeline for this feature? Really slows things down to have to implement a workaround :(

  • Shawn Aller commented
    19 Jan, 2021 11:26pm

    Isn't this a feature yet?

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