Image Captions With WordPress iOS


Writing from the iPhone using the WordPress app is very convenient, with one proviso – which is that I haven’t figured out how to put a caption on images.

I don’t think there is a way.

This is the code for the image of the anemone in the last post. Notice that the code begins with caption id=”attachment_4858″

When writing in the back end of WordPress on the desktop there is a field where you can add a caption.

You don’t have to add add a caption, but if you want to then this where you do it.

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The problem is that when writing a post with the WordPress app in iOS* the system doesn’t know what the ID of the attachment is because it hasn’t uploaded the image yet.

Is there a way around this?

*I assume it’s the same problem with Android phones

How Many Tags Per Post

On a completely unrelated topic, I have just read a post from the WordPress team blog on the subject of ‘Publish, Promote, Repeat: Dashboard Tools to Share Your Stuff with the World’.

It explains how to set up sharing buttons to Facebook, Twitter, etc.

The part that struck me though, was the final recommendation for the number of tags per post

Tip: Adding 5 to 15 tags (or categories, or a combination of the two) is ideal for a post. The more categories you use, the less likely your post will be included on the topics pages.

5 to 15 tags? I rarely use more than three.

Let’s see what captions I could use with the post about image captions. I already have captions, WordPress App, and iOS.

I could use attachment ID.

But what else? Seriously. I don’t want the tail wagging the dog. The tags have got to be ones I could reasonably connect with the subject matter of the post and also find useful. Surely?

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