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[Resolved] show the cpt description on an archive page

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Last updated by johnh-18 2 years, 9 months ago.

Assisted by: Waqar.


For each cpt archive page, I would like to include the cpt description below the archive title.

Is there any documentation that you are following?
I have tried the following old cases but none of them has worked.
Is there a similar example that we can see?

What is the link to your site?
hidden link
It is a dev site so you need the following details for access
user: janne
pw: Lvt@1527

Best regards / jan



Thank you for contacting us and I'd be happy to assist.

I was able to make the code from Minesh's reply work, after slight adjustment.
( ref: )

function get_post_desc( $atts,$content ) {
	global $wp_post_types;
	global $WP_Views;

	$post_type = $WP_Views->post_query->query['post_type'];

	$obj = $wp_post_types[$post_type];

	return $obj->description;
add_shortcode( 'get_cpt_desc', 'get_post_desc' );

Next, I added some description text, in the "Books" CPT settings on my test website.
( screenshot: hidden link )

And in the WordPress Archive for the Books CPT, I included the shortcode like this:


I hope this helps and please let me know if you need any further assistance around this.



Hi Waqar,
Many thanks for superfast response. And it works perfectly.
Have a nice week.
Best regards / jan

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