Archives Block

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The archives block displays an archive of your published posts. This can be handy for readers who want to browse your older content. You can set the display to show the posts by year, month, week, or day.

Here’s what it looks like when it’s embedded in the Editor.
Here’s what it looks like when it’s embedded in the Editor.

To add the archives block to a page, click on the “Block Inserter” (+) icon and choose the archives block, found in the Widgets section. Alternatively, you can type /archives and press enter.

Add Archives block with a slash command
Add Archives block with a slash command.

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Block Toolbar

Each block has its own block-specific controls that allow you to manipulate the block right in the editor.

Block toolbar in the Archives block

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You can transform an Archives block into a Calendar, Columns, or a Group block. 

Transform tool in the Archives block

Block-moving tools

Block moving tools in the Archives block

Use the block-moving tools to move the block up and down the editor. Use the six dots icon to drag and drop the Archives block and reposition it anywhere on the editor. Alternatively, click on the up and down arrows to move the block up or down the editor.

Get more information about moving a block within the editor.

Change Alignment

The block toolbar for the archives block has options for alignment.

  • Align left – Make the block left-aligned.
  • Align center – Make the block alignment centered.
  • Align right – Make the block right-aligned.
  • Wide width – Increase the width of the block beyond the content size.
  • Full width – Extend the block to cover the full width of the screen.
Alignments controls in the Archives block
Alignments controls in the Archives block

The “Wide width” and “Full width” alignment settings must be enabled by your WordPress theme. 

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More Options

These controls give you the option to copy, duplicate, and edit your block as HTML.

Read about these and other settings.

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Block Settings

Every block has specific options in the editor sidebar in addition to the options found in the block toolbar. If you do not see the sidebar, simply click the ‘cog’ icon next to the Publish button.

Block settings in the Archives block
Block Settings

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Archives settings

The Archives Settings allow you to choose whether to display the archives as a dropdown, rather than the default bulleted list. You also have the choice to show post counts and set to group the posts by year, month, week and day.

Block settings in the Archives block
Block settings in the Archives block

Typography

The Archives block provides typography settings to change the font family, appearance, line height, letter spacing, decoration, letter case, and font size.

For details refer to this support article: Typography settings overview

Dimensions

The Archives block provides dimension settings options to add padding and margin.

For details refer to this support article: Dimension settings overview

Advanced settings

The advanced tab lets you add a CSS class to your block, allowing you to write custom CSS and style the block as you see fit.

The advanced section lets you add a CSS class to your block.
The advanced section lets you add a CSS class to your block.

Changelog:

  • Updated 2022-11-21
    • Removed redundant content
  • Updated 2022-08-01
    • Added screenshots and updated content for 6.0
    • Added ALT tags for images
  • Created 2019-03-07

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