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Archives for Custom Post Types


This plugin provides proper support for archived pages of custom post types to match the support for normal posts.

The problem is that the function, wp_get_archives() does not allow you to pass in a post type. It only works for normal posts. There is a filter called getarchives_where() but this doesn’t handle the archive URLs (e.g.

So while the filter will help you view the correct archives, it won’t work properly in conjunction with the wp_get_archives() function. For example, a link to “June 2014” emitted by wp_get_archives() will only take you to normal posts from June 2014, not custom post types.

This plugin provides a new function: wp_get_archives_cpt(). This function can take a post_type argument as well as the usual arguments that can be passed to wp_get_archives(). The plugin also provides automatic handling for custom post type archive URLs.

This plugin has stemmed from a ticket that I have been working on in core:

Unfortunately a proper patch for this in core will probably have to go quite deep. I have therefore decided to share this plugin as a temporary solution.


  1. Upload archives-for-custom-post-types.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Place <?php wp_get_archives_cpt( 'post_type=custom_post_type' ); ?> in your templates


I haven’t had any yet…

Contributors & Developers

“Archives for Custom Post Types” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Fixed pagination links


  • Broke then fixed some stupid minor issues. I’ve updated trunk and 1.0 a few times so probably better to tag this now.


  • Initial commit. All seems to be working correctly to me.