How to display the Category Title and Description in the Page Hero with GeneratePress

I’ve not had the best of luck adding the Category Title with the GeneratePress shortcuts in the Page Hero (the ones using the {{curly}} braces). There’s no shortcut for the description either, so I thought I’d write my own and show you how I did it.

First I’ve created two regular WordPress shortcuts for the category title and description, then called them from the Elements section in GeneratePress. Here’s the code for the shortcuts:

// Archive Title in Page Hero
add_shortcode( 'archive_title', function() {
    echo single_cat_title();
    return ob_get_clean();
} );

 // Archive Description in Page Hero
 add_shortcode( 'archive_description', function() {
    echo category_description();
    return ob_get_clean();
} );

Now we can use those shortcuts in an element like this:

It also works for Tag Titles and Descriptions, I’ve explained how to do this here.

If you’re using this principle, you may need to suppress the regular Title/Description output that GeneratePress offers by default. I’ve described how to do that here.

Happy hacking!

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