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Compact Archives

Displays a monthly archive of posts in a more compact form than the usual long list.

The built-in WordPress archives widget is great for new blogs, but it doesn't look as good for more established blogs like WPBeginner. Compact Archives displays the monthly archive of posts in a more compact form than the usual long list. It can be shown as a compact block suitable for the body of an archives page:

2009: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 
2008: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 
2007: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

or in an even more compact form to fit a sidebar:

2009: J F M A M J J A S O N D 
2008: J F M A M J J A S O N D 
2007: J F M A M J J A S O N D

or something in between:

2009: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12
2008: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12
2007: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12

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Note for Beginners: Like all plugins, Compact Archives is only available for self-hosted WordPress sites. So YES you need to switch from WordPress.com to WordPress.org in order to use this plugin on your WordPress site. For more details, see my infographic on Self hosted WordPress.org vs Free WordPress.com

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Plugin Header Photo Credit: Mr. T in DC

Original Author Credit: This plugin was originally created by Rob Marsh and Aldolat added a widget for it. WPBeginner adopted the plugin and took the responsibility to keep it updated and going.

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.2
Last Updated: 2013-7-4
Downloads: 11,274

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