What is the best way to only show the category description on the first page of a category?

I found the following way but not sure if it is the best:

 <?php $currentPage = (int) Mage::App()->getRequest()->getParam('p'); 
    if($currentPage <= 1): ?>
        <div class="category-description std">              <div class="category-description std">
            <?php echo $_helper->categoryAttribute($_category, $_description, 'description') ?>                 <?php echo $_helper->categoryAttribute($_category, $_description, 'description') ?>
        </div>              </div>
    <?php endif; ?>
  • 1
    Have you tried it? If it works is the best.
    – Marius
    Jul 17, 2015 at 13:05
  • In which file,have you done the changes?
    – Amit Bera
    Jul 17, 2015 at 13:26
  • itmay be spelling mistake Mage::App()->getRequest()->getParam('p') to Mage::app()->getRequest()->getParam('p')
    – Amit Bera
    Jul 17, 2015 at 13:30
  • The code above works. I'm just not sure if it is the most optimal way to go about doing it. Jul 20, 2015 at 15:53

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I am trying to do this in Magento 2 (2.4.3) and also removing the description from all of the filtered pages.

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