Performance Foundry Support Hub

Add description to category pages

Category pages are a useful place for visitors to your site to see all posts in a certain category. However, it's a good idea to personalise them a little -- Google and other search engines like unique pages, and index pages don't count as unique, unfortunately!

Luckily, there's an easy way to personalise category pages -- just add a description. This could be just a one-paragraph blurb about the topic, that will appear at the top of the page above the list of posts from the category.

How to add a description to category pages?

In your WordPress dashboard, go to "posts" in the sidebar and choose "categories". Then select the category you'd like to work on from the list, and click on the title or "edit" button. 

When you're in the edit screen, you'll see a description box -- add a paragraph of text and click the "update" button at the bottom of the page. 

    • Related Articles

    • Add ALT tags to images

      When inserting images to your posts or pages, you have the option to add an alt tag to the image. This is the text that will display if the image can't be loaded. It's important to add in an alt tag for all images, for two main reasons:  1. It helps ...
    • What are Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)?

      Accelerated Mobile Pages (or AMP) is a project from Google and Twitter designed to make really fast mobile pages. It's basically a barebone, stripped-down form of HTML especially designed to load fast on mobile phones. That often means higher ranks ...
    • Why isn’t Google Search Console indexing all my pages?

      Short answer: Not all of your pages should be indexed. There are many common reasons why a page is not indexed, and should not be indexed, for example if the URL doesn’t exist, is a duplicate, or is a categories or tags page.  Check out  Google’s ...
    • How do I de-index pages?

      There's more than one reason why you would want Google to de-index (delete from their records) a page on your site: The page no longer exists Serving a 404 page is perfectly normal and should be the way to go in this case. Just remember to fix any ...
    • How do I add a new user to WordPress?

      When we're working on your site, we need access to your WordPress dashboard. You can either give us your personal logins, or you can create a new administrator account for us. How to create a new user 1. Log in to your WordPress dashboard.  2. Click ...