Archives Block

The archives block organizes your previously published posts by month. This can be handy for readers who want to browse your older content.

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.

The archives block can be added to a page by clicking on the Add Block button. It can be found in Widgets section. Alternatively, you can type /archives and press enter.

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

Detailed instructions on adding blocks can be found here.

Block Toolbar Block Toolbar

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

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Aligning Archives Aligning Archives

The block toolbar for the archives block has options for alignment. To align the archives, first click on them, then choose from left, center, and right alignment. They will be left aligned by default.

Alignments controls for Archives block
Alignments controls for Archives block

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Block Settings 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
Block Settings

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Archives Settings 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.

Archives settings options for dropdown and post count.
Archives settings options for dropdown and post count.

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Advanced Advanced

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