This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

WP Custom Category Pages

Description

WP Custom Category Pages (official plugin page) lets you customize your category pages by adding content, creating custom headlines (h1 tags), and specifying a page title. With this plugin, it is incredibly simple to customize your category pages and turn them into useful landing pages.

Placing content on your category pages is fast and easy – the plugin utilizes the WordPress text editor, the same editor used to write blog posts.

Additionally, WP Custom Category Pages rids your site of the duplicate content that currently plagues category pages by removing the post snippets all together while leaving the post title. The plugin displays 25 posts at a time on the category page, allowing faster browsing for users and reducing the amount of pagination on the site.

Plugin by Geoff Kenyon | Please give feedback here.

Feature Overview:

  • Easily add content to category pages
  • Create unique headlines for category pages
  • Removes standard “archives for…” verbiage
  • Removes duplicate content from category pages
  • Displays 25 posts per page

Important Notes:
The page title function only works with themes that use wp_title correctly. Additional work may be necessary to make this plugin compatible with some themes.

Screenshots

  • Settings Page

Installation

  1. Download the .zip file using the link on this page.
  2. Install the .zip by going to Plugins -> Add New -> Upload on your admin dashboard.

Reviews

Works, with a catch…

This plugin seems to have been abandoned. It’s the only one of its kind that lets you modify how a category page looks in WordPress — which is not only one of the most requested features from WordPress users year after year, but is something that WordPress refuses to include as a native part of the software for some unknown reason…regardless of how simple it would be for them to do it…

While this plugin works, your Category page will appear severely broken depending on what WordPress theme you’re using. For instance, your theme might force code on to the page that cannot be removed, and the content you add through this plugin will appear above it.

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Contributors & Developers

“WP Custom Category Pages” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors