Term Description Block

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Use the Term Description block to display the description of the Category, Tag, or custom Taxonomy on the archive pages. 

Note: This block works only in the archive pages and will not be visible on other pages of the website. This block should be used only in the Site Editor to edit the archive page templates.

To add a term description block, click the Block Inserter icon when editing the archive page template. Search for the Term Description block. Click on it to add the block to your page template.

Video showing how to add Term Description Block

You can also type /term-description and hit enter in a new paragraph block to add the Term Description block quickly.

 

Detailed instructions on adding blocks can be found here.

Block Toolbar

To view the block toolbar, click on the block and the toolbar will be displayed.

Every block comes with unique toolbar icons. These block-specific controls allow you to manipulate the block right in the editor.

The Term Description block shows six buttons in the block toolbar:

  • Transform to
  • Drag icon
  • Move arrows
  • Change alignment
  • Change text alignment
  • More options
Term Description Block Toolbar
Term Description Block Toolbar

Transform to:

Transform options in the Term Description Block
Transform options in the Term Description Block

Click on the “Transform” button to convert the Term Description block into a “Group” block or “Columns” block. 

Drag icon:

Drag icon in the Term Description Block
Drag icon in the Term Description Block

To drag and drop the block to a new location on the page template, click and hold the rectangle of dots, then drag to the new location. The blue separator line indicates where the block will be placed. Release the left mouse button when you find the new location to place the block.

Move arrows:

Move arrows in the Term Description Block
Move arrows in the Term Description Block

The up and down arrow icons can be used to move the block up and down on the page.

Detailed instructions on moving a block within the editor can be found here

Change alignment:

Change alignment options in the Term Description Block
Change alignment options in the Term Description Block
  • None – Leaves the block the current size.
  • Wide width – Increase the width of the block beyond the content size.
  • Full width – Extend the block to cover the full width of the screen.

Change text alignment:

Change text alignment options in the Term Description Block
Change text alignment options in the Term Description Block

Click the “Change text alignment” button in the Block toolbar to display the options in the drop-down. You can align the block text to the left, make it center-aligned or align it to the right.

More option:

The More option in a block toolbar gives you more features to customize the block. 

More options in the Term Description Block
More options in the Term Description Block

Show/Hide more settings

The (Show)Hide more settings option hides (or shows) the Block Setting panel in the editor’s sidebar.

Copy

Copy can be used to copy a selected block and then you can paste it wherever you want in the editor.

Duplicate

Duplicate can be used to duplicate selected block.

Insert before

Insert a new block before the selected block(s).

Insert after

Insert a new block after the selected block(s).

Move to

When you select Move To, a blue line will be displayed inside your content. You can then use the arrow keys to move the blue line up or down based on where you want the selected block to be moved into. Once the blue line is in the new location, hit ’Return’ on your keyboard. This will move the selected block to the new position.

Make template part

The Make template part option allows you to convert the selected block into a template part.

Add to Reusable blocks

The Add to Reusable blocks option lets you add the selected block to a list of reusable blocks, so you can use them on other pages.

Group

Select the Group option if you want to group multiple blocks into one unit. This option is useful if you want to add a background color to multiple blocks.

Remove Term Description

With the Remove Term Description option, you can delete the selected block from your page.

Details about More options can be found here.

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Block Settings

In addition to the block toolbar, every block has specific options in the editor sidebar.

If you do not see the sidebar, click the ‘cog’ icon next to the Save button.

How to turn on the Block Settings sidebar
How to turn on the Block Settings sidebar
Block Settings sidebar in the Term Description Block
Block Settings sidebar in the Term Description Block

Color settings:

You can customize the text color, background color, and link color for the Term Description block. The color options available will vary based on the theme.

Color Settings in the Term Description Block
Color Settings in the Term Description Block

Typography settings:

On this tab, you can adjust the font size and line height of the Term Description block. To change the font size, select the numbers 1 (for small), 2 (for medium), 3 (for large) or 4 (for extra large). 

Typography Setting in the Term Description Block
Typography Setting in the Term Description Block

Click on the slider icon to the right of Size to add custom font size in the text field.

Custom font size setting in the Term Description Block
Custom font size setting in the Term Description Block

Clicking on PX will open a drop-down with options for other font units -PX, Em, and Rem. 

Changing the font size unit in the Term Description Block
Changing the font size unit in the Term Description Block

To access all the typography options click on the + button in the right corner of the Typography tab.

How to access all Typography options
How to access all Typography options

You also have the option to Reset all the Typography changes you made, by clicking on the Reset all option from the dropdown.

To reset all the typography changes
To reset all the typography changes

Advanced settings:

The “Advanced” tab lets you add CSS class(es) to your block. This will allow you to write custom CSS and styles to the block.

Advanced option in the selected Block
Advanced option in the selected Block

Changelog:

  • Created 2022-03-09

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