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    Hi, I have updated the theme files and noticed that after the update, the caption of the images in the posts look really strange. It seems there are two overlapping layers. I had this problem before when I put the caption information in dashboard -> media. The images I use in the featured media does not have any caption information or description information in the wordpress media,

    if I enter this info (caption or description) in the image media instead of entering from “the add featured media”, I have the same problem now I am having when I update the theme files. I checked the images and the caption information is entered via the add featured media, not via the wordpress media. So I don’t understand why I have this overlapping layers.


    Hey Oscar!

    As per 3.9 wp update the way captions works, has been modified slightly here is the article

    To declare that your theme supports these new HTML5 features, add the following call to your theme’s functions.php file, preferably in a callback to the after_setup_theme action:

    add_theme_support( 'html5', array( 'gallery', 'caption' ) );

    Best regards,


    Hi, I tried this but it doesn’t work. I still have multiple layers.



    Thank you for the update.

    We would like to see the actual website, please post the actual page with the gallery here. We will provide you with a response tailored to your needs once we have taken a look at the gallery.



    Hi Ismael, here is my test page, I simply updated the shoutbox theme files with the new ones, I am using child theme. If I copy the old shoutbox files back again the problem disappears.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 7 months ago by  oz.


    Try adding this code to the Quick CSS:

    span.slideshow_caption:last-child {
        opacity: 0 !important;



    Thanks Josue,

    That did the trick. But if it is any help, the problem is caused by the ALT field in the image, I deleted everything else such as caption, description fields but I wanted include the ALT field for SEO reasons. In the past I had the same problem if I put any info into description or caption fields (in the media library). However having ALT information never caused a problem. With the new version, you get this problem if you fill ALT field as well. So basically if I delete the ALT field information from the image in the media library the problem disappears but your solution is more elegant, because I would like to keep the ALT field in my images.



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