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  • #180789
    the brink
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    The Brink

    Hi,

    I added category descriptions a few days ago while I was begining to work with this theme and I could have sworn that they appeared below the page title on the archive page for each category.

    However, the descriptions are no longer visible there. I was wondering if I have accidentally toggled some simple option or if I am wrong and the descriptions were never shown on this theme.

    I did try to use the solution provided in this thread, but my child theme doesn’t yet have an “archive.php” file and I don’t even know what I should write in it so that it behaves correctly. Or should I just copy the parent theme’s “archive.php” file wholesale? That seems messy to me.

    Hope you can help,

    Thanks

    Rosie

    #180812
    Skandha
    Keymaster

    @the-brink: Hello Rosie,
    The category description should automatically show up if you have added the description for any category.
    Let me know for which category you have added the description so that I can check it out.

    Kind Regards,
    Skandha

    #180874
    the brink
    Participant

    The categories for which I have written descriptions are all the sub-categories under Video i.e.:

    Migrant Caravan
    Messages to Trump
    Changing Tack

    Cheers

    Rosie

    #180973
    Skandha
    Keymaster

    @the-brink: Hello Rosie,
    I checked the Category links and the category description are showing up right under the Category Title.
    Can you check it and let me know if the issue is resolved?

    Kind Regards,
    Skandha

    #181042
    the brink
    Participant

    Hi,

    Yeah I’ve managed to make them visible by adding in a bit of code to the category.php file of my child theme as suggested in another forum. I was a little wary about this as I don’t know anything about php but it seems to have worked.

    In case you have any advice or warning about this the code I added was:

    <?php
    the_archive_description( ‘<div class=”taxonomy-description”>’, ‘</div>’ );
    ?>

    on line 27 just under the <header> division.

    Anything I’ve missed here?
    Anything it might mess up?

    Thanks a lot,

    Rosie

    #181049
    Skandha
    Keymaster

    @the-brink: Hello Rosie,
    Adding the code in the child theme shouldn’t be necessary as the same code is used if you see in line no 24 in the archive.php file.

    Can you remove the code from the child theme and let me know?

    Kind Regards,
    Skandha

    #181051
    the brink
    Participant

    Hi,

    I have removed the line of code I added from category.php and the category descriptions have vanished.

    here are lines 20 to 30 of my archive.php file if that’s any help:

    <header class=”page-header”>
    <?php the_archive_title( ‘<h1 class=”page-title”>’, ‘</h1>’ ); ?>
    </header><!– .page-header –>
    <div class=”square”><?php echo cleanportfolio_get_svg( array( ‘icon’ => ‘square’ ) ); ?><span class=”screen-reader-text”><?php esc_html_e( ‘Square’, ‘cleanportfolio’ ); ?></span></div>
    <?php the_archive_description( ‘<div class=”archive-description”>’, ‘</div>’ ); ?>
    </div><!– .archive-heading-wrapper –>

    <?php
    $blog_display = get_option( ‘jetpack_content_blog_display’);

    if ( ‘content’ == $blog_display ) : ?>

    #181060
    Skandha
    Keymaster

    @the-brink: Hello Rosie,
    I will need to have a look at your site to debug the issue. For that I will need your WP Admin Credentials. I will contact you shortly by email.

    Kind Regards,
    Skandha

    #181061
    Skandha
    Keymaster

    @the-brink: Hello Rosie,
    Never mind I found out why the description was not showing up. The description color was set to transparent.

    Go to => Appearance => Customize => Additional CSS and add the following CSS Code.

    .archive-description {
        color: #555 !important;
    }

    Kind Regards,
    Skandha

    #181120
    the brink
    Participant

    ah great. thanks for that.

    #181130
    Skandha
    Keymaster

    @the-brink: Glad that worked out!

    Kind Regards,
    Skandha

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