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September 26, 2014 at 11:24 am #14056
Hope I’m not wasting anybody’s time with this, but how does one enable category descriptions to display on the front end?
This template does not show it, or maybe I’ve not done something to set it up.
Thanks in advance.September 26, 2014 at 11:13 pm #14073
Hi, do you have a link to the site you’re referring to?
September 27, 2014 at 5:30 am #14074
The site is under development so I cannot give out the URL yet. But I have looked into it further and discovered Epik theme does not show the category descriptions that packaged WP themes do. Instead, it shows the archive heading and intro text for a category.
Thanks for replying.
Kindest regardsSeptember 29, 2014 at 12:37 am #14086
Epik is the child theme/design, and the child theme doesn’t have much to do with that unless there is code added in the functions file to override it. It’s the Genesis Framework that handles the functionality for the most part, the child theme handles the design.
When I added content in the title/description it seems to show up just fine. Are you adding it in the right place? Specifically the “Category Archive Settings” It works fine for me. The first field of the page labeled “Description” is only for the backend/admin of the categories. If you want the categories to show on your site then you’d need to add it to the “Category Archive Settings“.
September 30, 2014 at 6:39 am #14107
Thanks for that.
I was fooled by WP. When I first set up the categories and descriptions, it was those description that showed up on the front end in the WP default template theme.
As you kindly mentioned, I added the description to the Category Archive Settings. The great thing is it accepts html. So now I’ve got nice descriptions with images as well, for each category. Can only be good for SEO, I hope.
Thanks for your helpSeptember 30, 2014 at 3:13 pm #14110
“I was fooled by WP. When I first set up the categories and descriptions, it was those description that showed up on the front end in the WP default template theme.”
LOL the same thing happened to me 🙂
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