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Published on Oct 26, 2020

Read more for Category Descriptions in Oxygen

Sridhar Katakam

In the WPDevDesign Facebook group, a user asks:

Hi guys, I want to dynamically display my post category description in the archive page with a "read more" button that will show the rest of the content in an accordion. meaning i only want to show the first 200 or so characters, with a read more button. Is this possible?

This members-only tutorial provides the steps to automatically collapse description text and add a Read More button which when clicked reveals open to show the rest of the text on category archive pages.

When Read More button is clicked:

We shall ensure that the HTML markup gets output and the needed js file gets loaded only if the current category's description is not empty.

Step 1

Install and activate Code Snippets plugin.

Go to Snippets > Add New.

Title: [Function] Get Category Description


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