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  • Resolved tbock9

    (@tbock9)


    Hello there. I am trying to work with the Annual Archive plugin on a site design I’m taking over. In the widget, there is a selector for “Page” Post-Type. However, it is returning only Posts.
    Just want to clarify this. Will the paid Archive-Pro-Matic plugin return “Page” types? Just asking because “Page” post-type is showing as an option in the free Annual Archive plugin, but I cannot seem to have it return Page types. “Post” types are working just fine.

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  • Plugin Contributor twinpictures

    (@twinpictures)

    by default the ‘page’ post type does not have archives.

    has_archive
    (boolean or string) (optional) Enables post type archives. Will use $post_type as archive slug by default.
    Default: false

    https://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/register_post_type

    This custom post type feature is supported in both the free and pro version since WordPress version 4.4

    But thank you for the feedback. We’ll remove the ‘page’ post type as an option in the select box of the widget to avoid confusion in the future.

    Ok. So, I hope you’ll bear with my only semi tech savvy. Will it be possible then to have page post types in the widget? If so, how do I do it and would it involve making changes to source php files?
    Thank you!

    Plugin Contributor twinpictures

    (@twinpictures)

    Happy to help.

    In WordPress, pages are static, so there really is no need for an archive of pages. Posts, on the other hand, are build to be published continuously. A custom post type is used for more advanced posting or structuring of content.

    It is very strange think of displaying an archive of pages. This is what a Menu or a Site map is used for.

    Hope that helps a little.

    The site I’m working on is for an annual festival, so not only do blog posts go on a relative annual cycle, so does page content. I’m trying to come up with a creative way to archive all the content on a single WP install, instead of going to sub-domains by year…think WordCamp and how they archive their past events by year and location subdomains, which I think would involve multiple WP installs or multisite. I guess menu architecture would be the best way then?

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