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Displaying archives by date with month names, not links to months (1 post)

  1. MissScarlet
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    What I want to do is display links to my old posts on the side of my main page like this:

    ARCHIVES
    :: Febuary ::
    Most recent Feb blog post
    Next most recent Feb blog post
    Third most recent Feb blog post

    :: January ::
    Most recent Jan blog post
    Next most recent Jan blog post
    Third most recent Jan blog post

    ...and so forth, wherein clicking on the title of a post will take you to that post page. I've tried WordPress's standard monthly archive view plus a number of plugins, but all of them display like this:

    ARCHIVES
    February
    January

    Wherein clicking on the month name displays all the posts for that month in their entirety.

    I'm sure there's got to be a way to do this without completely reinventing the wheel, but I am a web designer, not a php coder (though I can find my way around code to a certain degree where necessary), so I need good instructions on how to accomplish this. (So far I haven't been using any widgets or really going through WordPress's control panel, I've just been installing plugins if necessary and then dropping the code into my own pages where I want it to go.)

    Other things I have tried include using this code (which I got from this page):

    <ul>
    <?php
    global $post;
    $args = array( 'numberposts' => 5, 'offset'=> 0, 'category' => january );
    $myposts = get_posts( $args );
    foreach( $myposts as $post ) :	setup_postdata($post); ?>
    	<li><a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></li>
    <?php endforeach; ?>
    </ul>
         </ul>

    and making each month a category and then adding it by hand. I know it's a bad workaround, but it allowed me to add in the month name by hand so I had control over it. The problem was that I could only put this code in once and when I tried to put it in again for the next month, it just made both areas display links to both months.

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