How to Add Category Descriptions to WordPress Blogs

by Jeremiah Svaren | Last Updated: May 30, 2022 •  2 min read

So you have a WordPress blog and you are looking to improve your rankings in Google with some good old-fashioned White Hat SEO? The #1 thing you can do to improve your SEO is to give Google more context about your website.

Like Meta Descriptions, For Categories!

We are going to go out on a limb and assume that you already have Yoast SEO or RankMath SEO plugins installed and set up! If not, be sure to get those running ASAP!

Step-by-Step Video Tutorial

How To Add Category Descriptions to WordPress Site | Tutorial
Follow along with my screen share and see every step!

Login to your WordPress Admin

Go to yoursite.com/wp-admin and login to your site.

Open the Post Category Settings Page

On the lefthand side hover over “Posts” and select “Categories” as seen in the screenshot below.

Open the WordPress Post Category Page

Now You Can Edit Your Categories

From this page, you can either add new categories along with the category description.

If you already have some categories that need some descriptions, just hover over the category you want to edit and select “edit”.

Bonus SEO Points

If you have an SEO plugin installed, then you should be able to add an SEO Meta Description for each category. This will give Google even more context about your website! Try to be authentic with your descriptions and avoid keyword stuffing!

Easy as that!

Need some more help with your website? Reach out and we would be happy to coach you through your website improvements!

Jeremiah Svaren wears just about all the hats at Svaren Web Studio. He started getting into web design and development back in 2013. First starting to learn on his own with books and tutorials, then in 2014 he attended The Tech Academy in Portland, Oregon. He learned all about software engineering and decided to start freelancing. Now when he isn't helping clients, he makes helpful content here and on his YouTube channel Svaren.