This is the 2nd or 3rd time I’ve looked for a solution to the WordPress issue that it strips HTML out of image captions, removing any links you might have included. I finally found an answer, and it seems to work great: yes another plugin. Links in Captions allows you to add link code like this to image captions: {link url=””}Anchor text here{/link} and it renders them as normal text links!

Update: this has been fixed in WordPress core. You can now do this the way you would expect, just add an “<a href=” HTML tag into the caption around the text you want to link.


Hi, I'm Tevya! I wrote this. I am the owner of wpXPRESS and also created Starfish Plugins. I love helping small businesses and WordPress professionals. My wife Jill, helps with the business and is the amazing CEO of our family (3.5 kids). When I'm not working, I like to play basketball, go boating, shoot targets, swim, serve in my church, play Ultimate, and have outdoor adventures as a family.
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