Archive pages, often overlooked, play a crucial role in organizing and presenting your website’s content. These pages serve as a hub for posts categorized under a specific topic, allowing visitors to navigate and explore related content easily. However, plain archive pages can sometimes lack engagement and fail to convey the essence of the category or tag they represent. That’s why adding an archive description is the option that we recommend to you.
Archive descriptions, be it on a category and tag, provide a brief overview of the category or tag, introducing visitors to the content. Archive description is a valuable tool for enhancing user experience and search engine optimization (SEO).
In this article, we will show you how to display the archive description (category or tag) in Elementor. Elementor simplifies adding and customizing archive descriptions, ensuring your archive pages become engaging and informative.
Steps to Display Archive Description (Category and Tag) in Elementor
Step 1: Add the Category or Tag Description
First, you must add the description to the category or tag.
On your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Posts menu and select Categories if you want to display an archive description for the categories or choose Tags if you are going to display the archive tags description. In this example, we will add the description of one of our categories.
Next, go to the Description input field to add a description with your preference. You can create a new category/tag or edit the existing one.
Once you have added the description to your category or tag, don’t forget to save or update the changes you have made.
Step 2: Create or Edit the Archive Template
Well, it’s time to add the archive description to your archive template.
Go to the Elementor Archive template editor (WordPress dashboard -> Template -> Theme Builder -> Archive); you can create a new archive template or edit the existing one.
Once you enter the Elementor editor, select the Text Editor widget from the widget panel and then drag & drop it into the canvas area (below the Archive Title).
On the Text Editor widget settings, navigate to the Dynamic Tags icon and click on it, then set it to the Archive Description.
That’s it. Now, an archive description is already displayed on your archive page. Feel free to tweak and style up the Text Editor widget to achieve an engaging and informative description for your archive page.
To apply the changes you’ve made, don’t forget to publish or update your archive template. Please ensure that you’ve displayed your archive template on the correct specific category/tag you want to display on your website by checking in the Display Condition settings.
The Bottom Line
In conclusion, archive descriptions are a valuable tool for enhancing user experience and search engine optimization (SEO). By adding a brief overview of the category or tag, you can help visitors quickly understand and be interested in the content on your archive pages.
This can lead to increased engagement and a better overall user experience. In addition, archive descriptions can help your website rank higher in search engine results pages (SERPs). This is because search engines use archive descriptions to understand the relevance of your website’s content.