If you’re working with custom taxonomies in WordPress, it’s nice to provide site owners the option to display term descriptions in their theme. Optional term descriptions can easily be displayed on a taxonomy archive page using the term_description() function:

I generally use this bit of code on the archive.php or taxonomy.php templates in a theme, but it can be used on other templates as well. Check out the WordPress template hierarchy for more information on the built-in taxonomy templates that can be leveraged within a WordPress theme.

If you’re looking to use this method with categories or tags, you may want to check out the tag_description() and category_description() functions.

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