This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Smart Archives Reloaded

Description

Smart Archives Reloaded allows you to display a list of posts grouped by year and month. It also provides several interesting navigation elements.

Format list:

  • list = a list of posts grouped by month
  • block = a compact block of links to year and date archive pages
  • menu = a two-level menu with links to year and date archive pages
  • both = block + list (example)
  • fancy = menu + list + JavaScript (example)

No support

I do not offer support for this plugin, either free or paid.

Credits:

Links: Plugin News | Author’s Site

Screenshots

  • A fancy archive
  • The Settings Page

Installation

See Installing Plugins.

After activating it, create a new page or post and add [smart_archives] to the content.

Alternatively, you can add <?php smart_archives(); ?> anywhere in your theme, where you want the archives displayed.

See http://scribu.net/wordpress/smart-archives-reloaded for more usage examples.

FAQ

Error on activation: “Parse error: syntax error, unexpected…”

Make sure your host is running PHP 5. The only foolproof way to do this is to add this line to wp-config.php (after the opening <?php tag):

var_dump(PHP_VERSION);

Fancy archive not working

In footer.php in your theme directory, make sure you have this code somewhere:

<?php wp_footer(); ?>.
How can I change the CSS or HTML?

Read this: Advanced Tweaking

Reviews

Still works well

While this plugin is old and unsupported, it still works well. One of the only plugins I’ve found that will layout a decade of posts in a user friendly manner. Thank you for your hard work on this plugin. I really like the fancy setting, lays it out by year then month.

DO NOT USE THIS PLUGIN.

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Scribu is without a doubt, the [ expletive deleted ] I have ever come in contact with in my entire life.

Not only does he refuse to check and answer anyone that has created a topic in the support forum for this Plugin, he thinks he is not obligated to help those that ask for his help on HIS PLUGIN.

There aren’t enough options within the settings once you download the Plugin, and to be honest, I had to do quite a bit of CSS tweeking and some PHP changes to get it to what I wanted it to look like.

The moment I sent him a personal email to ask if he would be kind enough to take a look at the support forum, ^ ^ ^ That happened.

DO NOT USE THIS PLUGIN.

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Contributors & Developers

“Smart Archives Reloaded” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“Smart Archives Reloaded” has been translated into these 4 locales: Ukrainian, Italian, Hindi, English (Canada). Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “Smart Archives Reloaded” into your language.

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Changelog

2.0.5

  • prevent useless SQL queries
  • use latest scbFramework

2.0.4

  • fixed menu when on date archives
  • WP 3.1 compatibility

2.0.3

  • fixed year order in menu & fancy modes
  • improved memory usage

2.0.2

  • fixed year order in block
  • highlighted current month in block
  • updated scbFramework

2.0.1

  • fixed category exclusion

2.0

  • added %excerpt% tag
  • fewer queries
  • advanced post selection
  • removed caching engine
  • more info

1.9.2

  • re-enabled cache

1.9.1

  • updated .pot file
  • made generator class non-static

1.9

  • added ‘menu’ format
  • added new arguments: ‘month_format’, ‘posts_per_month’, ‘generator’
  • added ‘smart_archives_css’ filter
  • more info

1.8.3

  • fancy archive fix for IE
  • optimized CSS loading
  • update French translation

1.8.2

  • fix broken update

1.8.1

  • added Clear cache button
  • load js only when needed
  • compatibility with the MailPress plugin

1.8

  • override arguments with smart_archives() or [smart_archives]
  • added include_cat arg
  • added Chinese l10n
  • more info

1.7.1

  • fancy archive improvements

1.7

  • added “fancy” option
  • added %category_link%, %category% and %date%
  • added Uzbek translation
  • more info

1.6.2

  • added %comment_count% tag
  • added Belarusian translation
  • dropped support for WordPress older than 2.8

1.6.1

  • bugfix

1.6

  • added list format option with these tags:
  • %post_link%
  • %author_link%
  • %author%

1.5.2

  • added two filters: smart_archives_title, smart_archives_exclude_categories

1.5.1

  • fixed “Save Changes” button
  • l10n: danish, italian, russian

1.5

1.4

1.3

1.2

1.1

  • uses wp-cron

1.0

  • initial release