The Genesis Framework includes some settings for each category that will automatically output a category headline and intro when they are set. However, it’s a rather repetitive step considering WordPress has a “Category Description” in addition to the category name. Also, if you’re switching to Genesis from another theme and you have a lot of categories, you probably don’t want to manually edit each category to add this information again. Rather than spending time on such a laborious task, this snippet outputs the standard WordPress options for a category’s name and description. Note that this code is very minimal and can be customized however you wish. It simply outputs the category name and description using the
genesis_before_content hook and it does not include any special markup (you’ll need to add it yourself to make it look nice).
UPDATE: This code snippet has been updated to be more flexible so it can be used for categories, tags, and custom taxonomies.