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Killing the Archives? (4 posts)

  1. drbob
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    What I really want to do is kill off the Archive functionality completely -- don't even want a reference to it showing up on the page and don't want it to actually do anything...

    Is there a way I can make this happen?

  2. FruitFly
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I don't know of a way to kill the functionality completely (it will still be in your Dashboard, and you'd still need to have at least one category for all posts to default to) - though someone else may chime in and say there's a way to do it. If you're the only one using your blog, you can just leave it alone and ignore it.

    However, as far as your public site goes, all you have to do is remove / comment out the relevant code in your sidebar.php. Look for the portion that references one of the category template tags, and remove it or comment it out. Voila! No more archives on your blog. :)

  3. drbob
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Excellent - as long as the system doesn't automatically archive things so they can't be found, I'm in business!

    Thanks!

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    as long as the system doesn't automatically archive things so they can't be found...

    It depends what do you mean by "archiving". Every post, comments, settings etc. (whatever is considered content) is stored in the database. Forever... unless you delete it.
    Whether you have a link or not to your "Archives" - they still reside in your blog's database.

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