A category archive page is really just a listing page of all posts that have been assigned a particular category. You do not have to specifically create a category archive page. WordPress creates this list for you automatically as long you have created the category. For e.g. to see listing of all my posts that have been assigned to the category ‘Tutorials’ the URL would be https://www.stresslessweb.com/category/tutorials/
What we will learn here is the quick way to add a Headline and some Introductory content to your category archive page.
This is what a category archive page usually looks like:
- Notice the URL ‘https://www.stresslessweb.com/category/tutorials/’. The words category in the URL tells you that you are in category archive page.
- This is the category name. In this case ‘Tutorials’.
- Each post that has been assigned to the category ‘Tutorials’ is listed here. All you have to do is click on the post link and you will be taken to the actual post.
Adding a Headline and an Introduction to the category archive page
- Select ‘Categories’ from the Dashboard.
- Select the category you wish to edit. When you select ‘Categories’, WordPress will list all your categories. Select the one you wish to edit and click on edit.
- Make sure you are editing the right category.
- Add the content that you would like to appear in the headline of your category archive page.
- Add content that will appear just below your headline. If you are familiar with HTML you can use HTML to enhance your content. I have made the word ‘section’ to appear in bold by using the ‘strong’ HTML tag as an example.
And this is what your category archive page will finally look like
- The old headline of just the category name has now been replaced with your new headline.
- This is the introductory content. Notice the word ‘section’ in bold.