Wix Editor: About Gallery Image Text

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Add a title and description to each image in your gallery to enhance your visitors' experience. This is a great way to provide additional context to your images and direct visitors to further information, as you can also include a link.
A gallery on a live wix site. The gallery is titled 'Our Models' and each image has a title with the model's name.

You can add three text types to your gallery images, and each text type optimizes your gallery's functionality and experience. Depending on the gallery type you choose, you can decide which text to display. 
The text types you can add to gallery images are:
  • Title: Add an image title of up to 36 characters to summarize your image. 
  • Description: Add an image description of up to 500 characters to expand on the content of the image, and provide more details. 
  • Link: Create an interactive gallery experience by linking your image to other sections, pages or sites. You can set your images to open the relevant link once visitors click them.  
    Note: Links are not displayed in galleries.
Adding a title and a description to your images is great for your site's accessibility and SEO. More specifically, the title is used as your image's alt text so assistive technologies and search engines can understand it better. 
The Media Manager. An image has been selected, and the text fields are highlighted.

Wix offers many different gallery designs so you can choose the one that fits your desired layout, whether it includes long or short pieces of text. 
Galleries typically have two views on your live site:
  • Regular: How the images look before a visitor interacts with them.
  • Hover: How the images look when a visitors hover their cursor over them.
Depending on your needs, you can select a gallery that displays text on both regular and hover view, a gallery that only displays text on hover, or one that doesn't display text at all.

Customize text to look how you want

Edit the design of image text to complement your gallery and site's look. Depending on the gallery preset you choose, there are a range of settings that you can adjust to your liking. 
Some of these options include changing the font, selecting a color to match your site's theme, making the text bigger or smaller, and setting the alignment of the text. If you have a large gallery with a number of images, you can also customize the text content and design of the Show More button. 
The gallery design panel in the Editor. The text tab is open, and the cursor is hovering over the Font dropdown.


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