How to Use HTML5 Figure and Caption Elements in WordPress

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Are you looking for a way to use HTML5 figure and caption elements? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to add HTML5 figure and caption elements in WordPress.


All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin:

function example_figure_caption($html, $id, $caption, $title, $align, $url) {
  $html5 = "<figure id='post-$id media-$id' class='align-$align'>";
  $html5 .= "<img src='$url' alt='$title' />";
  if ($caption) {
    $html5 .= "<figcaption>$caption</figcaption>";
  $html5 .= "</figure>";
  return $html5;
add_filter( 'image_send_to_editor', 'example_figure_caption', 10, 9 );

An example of HTML5 figure and caption elements.

   <img src="/picture.jpg" alt="some sample picture">
<figcaption>Cool sample picture of something interesting. Original by <a href="http://wpsnipp.com">Kevin Chard</a></figcaption>

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly add code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

If you liked this code snippet, please consider checking out our other articles on the site like: 10 best WordPress testimonial plugins and how to set up author tracking in WordPress with Google Analytics.

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