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How to remove "Category Archives: Name" from each category (9 posts)

  1. leanneling2
    Posted 2 months ago #

    I've installed a child theme of Vantage but I can't for the life of me figure out how to remove the "Category Archives: Category name" on each category. The link is http://LeanneLing.co.uk if you want to see what I mean.

    I don't want to play around with the theme as i'm pretty new to WordPress. I'm not sure if I need to add something into my child theme or find a function in archive.php that needs changing/removing.

    If anyone could help that would be great!

  2. saribear
    Posted 2 months ago #

    Hey there! I just got rid of that problem. Here's what I did:

    Go to template-tags.php in the Editor.

    Go to line 232 (or just search the page for "vantage_get_archive_title()" and it gets you to the right line).

    It should say "$title = sprintf( __( 'Category Archive: %s', 'vantage' ), '<span>' . single_cat_title( '', false ) ."

    Take out the part that says "Category Archive:" but nothing else.

    Your problem should be fixed then! Before you change anything, it's helpful to copy and paste the original into a Word document or txt file and tuck it somewhere in case you ever have to go back to the original.

  3. Misplon
    Posted 2 months ago #

    Hi saribear

    Thanks for posting the fix to this problem.

    Don't forget to rather edit template-tags.php on your local computer and insert that file into your child theme to avoid the change being overwritten during the next update of Vantage.



  4. leanneling2
    Posted 2 months ago #

    Hi Saribear, thanks - I'll try this!

    Hi Misplon, I have a question about child themes in this situation. I've never actually used one before but i'm using one for Vantage. Do I make another document called template-tags.php with the edited code, put that in my Vantage Child folder and re-upload that to WordPress? Or do I put the edited template-tags.php code into the Vantage Child theme editor? Or shall I change it in the theme where it says "This child theme inherits templates from a parent theme, Vantage"

    Thanks again!

  5. Misplon
    Posted 2 months ago #

    Hi leanneling2

    Please find a working child theme here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3072682/vantage-child.zip

    Head to Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload and upload the ZIP file. Then activate the child theme. You then need to take make a copy of template-tags.php place it in the child theme folder at /wp-content/themes/vantage-child.

    Hope that helps.


  6. leanneling2
    Posted 2 months ago #

    I already have a child theme, can I not just use the one i'm already using? I just don't know where to put the edited code is all.

    Would it just be easier for me to take that child theme from above and use instead?

    Edit: I just checked, the one you posted above is the same as the one i'm already using, so where do I put the edited code? Shall I just put it in the folder and zip it again and upload it?

  7. Misplon
    Posted 2 months ago #

    If your child theme is working then stick with it, just activate it under Appearance > Themes if it's not already active.

    Then make a copy of template-tags.php via FTP and insert the copy in your child themes folder at the same path. I forgot to mention this above. So within your child them make a folder called "inc" and insert template-tags.php into that folder. My child theme is called vantage-child so my path to insert template-tags.php would be:


  8. leanneling2
    Posted 2 months ago #

    The original folder that I used to make my child-theme is at work on my work computer and i'm currently at home on my laptop. Is there a way to do this without having to access the original folder?

    Do you mean make a folder in my child them IN Wp or in my documents? Sorry, I'm quite confused as I'm very new to wordpress.

  9. Misplon
    Posted 2 months ago #

    Everything I'm referring to is on your web server. You need to access your server via FTP. Then navigate to /wp-content/themes/. There you'll see the folder that represents your child theme, whatever that is called. Go into your child theme's folder and create a folder called "inc". Then go copy the template-tags.php file from /wp-content/themes/vantage and place the copy in /wp-content/themes/name-ofyourchildtheme/inc/


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