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Taxonomy Description Widget


Creates a widget that contains the description of the current post’s categories or other taxonomy terms. You decide exactly which taxonomy descriptions to show with a multiple select option.


  • Widget Configuration
  • Display on WordPress site


  1. Upload taxonomy-description-widget.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory; or upload onto your plugins page. (More info at
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Assign the Taxonomy Description Widget to a Widget Area.
  4. Give the plugin a title (optional) and select the taxonomies to display.


My description isn’t showing!
  • First of all, that’s not a question.

  • Does your post have a category (or other taxonomy term) selected? (I’m not trying to be condescending…I just want to cover all the bases.)

  • Does your category (or other taxonomy term) have a description? Go to your taxonomy term page and add a description.

  • Is the appropriate taxonomy selected on the widget configuration? Go to the widgets page and select the taxonomies you want to show. (Hold ctr/cmd or shift for multiple selections)


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Contributors & Developers

“Taxonomy Description Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Initial Commit