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If you have multiple categories that are paged on your blog, you may want to show the Category Description only on the first category page.

You may wonder how can I achive this.

It’s not that hard to do it as long as you follow the steps I provide.

  1. Connect to your FTP account and search inside your theme folder for the file archive.php. If it’s a premium theme, you should have one in you main theme folder or mabe other subfolder.
  2. Once you’ve identified the file, go ahead and download (to have a backup copy might be a good idea) and then open it up for editing.
  3. Now you’ve got to identify something similar to the code below and replace it with this one.
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<?php
if (is_category()) {
  $page = (get_query_var('paged')) ? get_query_var('paged') : 1;
  if ($page == 1) {
    echo category_description();
//you don't need to include the category id on the actual
// category page - wordpress figures it out.
  }
}
?>

And that’s it, pretty simple eh?

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