Caption Component

A description below a component (e.g. an image).

On this page:

  • Alt text setting for hyperlinks in text components.
  • Link text should be meaningful
  • Create headings with the Title component.
  • Use the Open in New Window setting sparingly.

> Read more about making this component accessible.

Last reviewed: October 12, 2023

Using This Component

This component has one tab. Click the wrench icon to configure these settings.

Tip: Place shorter captions directly into the Photo component and reserve this component for longer captions or those that require more formatting, such as line breaks or font styles that may need to style independently of other components.

Technical Restrictions

This component cannot be floated to the left or right of other content. If that is desired -- perhaps it accompanies an image -- use the Caption setting in the Photo component.

Configure - Main Settings

Enter your desired text. Apply any formatting or links using the Rich Text Editor.

By default, the text is displayed in italics. However, authors can now remove that style. Select the text and click the "I" tool. This will now REMOVE the italics from that part of your caption.

For hyperlinks, the option is provided to open in new page. When that is selected, an additional icon will follow the linked text, to alert visitors that they will be taken to a new browser window, or even leave the current website. If the hyperlink goes to a downloadable file, an document icon will instead be shown as well as the file size if the file is on the same server. (Read more about link labels.) 

Accessibility Concerns

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