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How to display a caption below an image lightbox


tc15201

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I have a gallery grid with images (of artwork). I have it set to pop-up with enlarged images in a lightbox, and display the captions on hover. This is fine on desktop, but on mobile devices the captions do not display unless you tap a tiny dot in the lower right hand corner. Absolutely no one sees this, so mobile visitors to my site always think there is no caption information given.

A fine solution would be to simply have the captions below the enlarged lightbox images, and always show up (no hover). This seems like a really, really basic format, but it seems that this is simply not an option on Squarespace, which is baffling to me. Are there any workarounds for this? Having a simple grid of images where you click an image and get a bigger image with a caption below it really seems like something that should be possible.

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can you please send URL here.

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@skazia @ChuckChair -- Try this in Design > Custom CSS to make the caption visible by default (you won't be able to hide it with by clicking the dot, however):


.sqs-lightbox-meta.overlay-description-visible {
 bottom: 0px !important;
}


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1 hour ago, SodaCreekDigital said:

Hi all - I'm running into the same image on an artwork website where the code provided covers a lot of the image, any suggestions on how to ensure that the image captions always display below the image?  Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Can you share link to your site?

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I am also having this problem with my site www.glorianna.org/adventuring. I created captions for all of the images but they only appear in Lightbox on Desktop and most of my clients and followers view on mobile. Some of my captions include stories that cover the entire photo, so it would need to be possible to turn it off. Help please!

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On 9/15/2020 at 7:20 PM, DominicB said:

@SodaCreekDigital did you ever find a solution to this?

I'm looking to do a similar thing.

If you share siste url, we can check easier.

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Same issue. Squarespace doesn’t seem to understand the needs of artists very well and it’s totally annoying that they think a tiny dot in the corner will be obvious to visitors. I just barely noticed it myself. 

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On 7/6/2021 at 10:12 AM, BethB said:

Same issue. Squarespace doesn’t seem to understand the needs of artists very well and it’s totally annoying that they think a tiny dot in the corner will be obvious to visitors. I just barely noticed it myself. 

If you share link to your site, we can use some code to enlarge this tiny dot, or add some text beside dot

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On 7/6/2021 at 10:12 AM, BethB said:

Same issue. Squarespace doesn’t seem to understand the needs of artists very well and it’s totally annoying that they think a tiny dot in the corner will be obvious to visitors. I just barely noticed it myself. 

Could you share your current site url with the issue?

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On 9/15/2020 at 7:20 PM, DominicB said:

@SodaCreekDigital did you ever find a solution to this?

I'm looking to do a similar thing.

Try this solution

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Feel free to check my current Squarespace Plugins Developement: Enable Pinch/Zoom on lightbox, Delivery Date Picker, Youtube Gallery for Squarespace
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