Photo Descriptions


Titles will display but not seeing where the descriptions are being displayed (?)


PeterWill wrote Feb 2, 2012 at 4:14 PM

I have used the module in a few sites. It makes a very good job!

Regarding the "description" of the images, it can be saved, but the description does not show up when clicking on an image, then the Title only displays.

If I understood correct the Description will also be displayed, in a future version of the module. If so, when will that be, approximately? For us that wuold greatly improve the module! :)

Best regards,

hismightiness wrote Feb 14, 2012 at 5:25 AM

That's right... The description is indeed saved but not being used currently. Part of the reason is because there are multiple ways to include it. Do you have any specific way that you would like to use and/or see the description in this module?

wrote Feb 14, 2012 at 5:25 AM

hismightiness wrote Feb 15, 2012 at 5:17 AM

FYI - as of version 01.10.00 (just released), the descriptions will help index the images for search results in Community Edition. Any other suggestions are more than welcome here. http://wnslightbox.codeplex.com/releases/view/82268

PeterWill wrote Feb 20, 2012 at 1:04 PM


We would like to be able to add a text under the bigger image which shows when you click on a "thumbnail".

This is allready possible using the "Title" and works just fine.

The oproblem here is that the "Title" can only hold 50 charachters.

An idea could be makeing it possible to:
view the "Title" under the thumbnail, and/or
view the "Title" and/or the "Description" under the big image.

With these options it will be possible to use the module not only as a "photo-album" but also as a flexible product catalog.

I did not yet try the new version 10. I understood it did not change the possability to view the "Description". Am I right?

hismightiness wrote Apr 3, 2012 at 2:49 PM

@PeterWill: Neither version 01.10 or 01.11 displays the description to end users yet. However, this is an interesting idea.

wrote Apr 3, 2012 at 2:49 PM

PeterWill wrote Aug 23, 2012 at 8:03 AM


Is there a plan to hopefully! implement functionality to view also the image "Description" field in the LightBox Gallery Module (as explained before)?

We have a few cases where each image needs to be associated with a description. As it is now we use the "Title" but this field can only hold 50 characters, which is not enough.

If it was possible to view the "Title" and/or the "Description" fields for each image it whould be very good! The flexibility of the module would then be much higher.

wrote Sep 29, 2012 at 4:11 AM

PeterWill wrote Oct 20, 2012 at 8:25 AM

Please help me and explain!

This "issue" is marked as "fixed". What does this mean?

As I understand the version 1.11.00 does not have the feature to display the photo "description".

Does "fixed" in this case mean that the feature will be in the future version 1.12.00, but is not yet available?

Thanks in advance!

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wrote Jun 14, 2013 at 7:13 AM

hismightiness wrote Feb 12, 2015 at 12:21 AM

The Description field is going to be put into the Title attribute for both the A and IMG tags.