Category Description Editor

If you are organizing your blog by category and perhaps using the “Categories” menu for navigation, this plugin will help you make nice category descriptions that appear at the top of each category page. It enables the WordPress visual editor (TinyMCE) on the Edit Category admin page and lets you add or edit the descriptions the same way you write posts. It lets you add images, links, lists, font colours, headings, etc.


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Version 1.1 (requires WordPress 2.8)

Older versions:

Version 1.0 (requires WordPress 2.7)


If your theme doesn’t display category descriptions, have a look at the WordPress codex page about the category_description template tag.

Standard WordPress quick and easy installation:

  1. Download.
  2. Unzip.
  3. Upload the “cat-description-editor” folder to the plugins directory and activate the plugin.
  4. Log in WordPress and activate the plugin.
  5. Edit any category to see the changes.

Version 1.1 supports adding and editing descriptions to both categories and tags, new in WordPress 2.8. The enhanced editor is only available on the Edit Category or Edit Tag pages. To add description to a category or tag, create it first then edit it by clicking on it’s name.

Version 1.0 supports (and requires) WordPress 2.7. The enhanced editor is only available on the Edit Category page. To add description to a category, create it first then edit it by clicking on it’s name.


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    Nice plugin but lil confuse for Cliants..
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  • #105 by business directory February 7, 2012 at: 7:50 am

    Incredible plugin, but i have problem with it on new version WP 3.3.1
    Can anybody help me? Pluggin didn’t ad a text description, and no errors

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    Hi, we are going live with wordpress this weekend forums like this have been a massive help, thx…

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    Thank you so much this article has really helped me, great post Sean

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  • #100 by ravens jersey November 13, 2011 at: 10:48 pm


    echo category_description() doesn’t show the formated description in wp 3.0.1 ?!?

    category_description() uses sanitize_term_field() with the context “display” and then returns a html striped version of the description in between p tags.

    to show your own formated version of the description, you might call the ‘raw’ context and use instead :
    echo get_term_field( ‘description’, get_query_var( ‘cat’ ), ‘category’, ‘raw’ );

    get_query_var( ‘cat’ ) should return your current category id.

    i hope this will help.

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