I need to be able to put in a paragraph or two of text at the top of each “tag” or “category” archive page. The text will be different for each tag/category. I expect to have at least 100+ tags for the site once I’ve completed moving it over from the current static site. I’m using the latest version of Alyeska and using the Child Theme.
My question is…how do I make these custom tag/category pages? I was reading through the tag template page over on WordPress Codex (http://codex.wordpress.org/Tag_Templates) and followed the instructions which seemed easy enough, but it didn’t work. I created a tag.php page (based on the archive.php page in Alyeska) and uploaded it to the child theme, but it didn’t change anything. I also created a tag-slup.php page (also based on the archive.php page which I then renamed tag-apple-teas.php) and that didn’t work, either. Nothing crashed or anything – just nothing happened!
I do not need to do anything “fancy” with the custom tag/category archive pages. Just put in a paragraph or two of text that will appear on the top of the tag/archive page – right above the first post . Basically, the paragraphs I’ll be inserting is just a H1 Header and some “introductory” text for each tag – to explain it more.
While not mandatory, I’d also like to slightly modify the presentation of the posts shown on the tag archive page too. Basically, I’d like to get rid of the date/author/tags/category information that is currently shown by default for each post. Really, I’d like nothing more than the post title and the post excerpt and the little comment box shown – with nothing else. I’d also like to get rid of the 30 post limit, too.
This is the tag archive post I was attempting to modify on my site.
PS – I did a search of the forum, and I did see a few results that looked like it might answer my questions. But they were for another theme, and thus I couldn’t see the answers. Since Alyeska is based on the same framework for your other themes, you might consider getting rid of this kind of annoying feature of your support forum and allowing any registered user to see “answers” for any theme – removing the restriction of only being able to see the answers for a specific theme. Not being able to see the answers make the forum search kind of useless! Anyways, just my two cents.
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