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  • Resolved tarafox


    How do I change my Archieves widget to organize my posts in annual groups instead of monthly groups?
    I have a short code [archives type=”yearly”] but I don’t know what to do with it.

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  • Moderator James Huff


    Volunteer Moderator

    The yearly archives actually already exist. 🙂

    You may be looking at a permalink like for last month’s archive. In this case, just try instead.

    To be honest, I don’t know what a permalink is or does or how to use it..

    I see permalinks in my settings but I don’t know how to apply that to my archives

    I saw that there is a plugin for annual archives but I also don’t know how to apply the plugin in order to replace the archives widget that is already on my page.

    Hi, @tarafox. First you’d need to install and activate the plugin.

    Then, you’d go to Appearance → Widgets to add the new widget provided by the plugin, and remove the original Archives widget.

    Moderator James Huff


    Volunteer Moderator

    We can probably help you with some specific examples on using your archives too, but we’ll need a link to your site.

    installed, done. activate, done. it is on my primary sidebar and the old archives is not, done. But on my website the archives still show as month by month. do i need to change some kind of setting?

    But on my website the archives still show as month by month.

    @tarafox, do you mean the plugin’s widget is listing the Archives month by month; or are you talking about a specific type of archive page which is doing that?

    It would be helpful at this point for you to provide us with a site link (as James asked earlier), and more specifically, to a page on your site which shows the archives being listed “month by month” where you don’t actually want them to be that way.

    Our website is the archives are on the home page. I’ve been playing with it and it seems like everything is in place, but when I change the settings it just doesn’t get applied to the site.

    The widget I currently see on your home page looks like it’s just the default Archives widget provided by WordPress; which plugin did you actually install to use as the replacement?

    “annual archives” is the plugin.
    But thats exactly my issue, what shows on my website has not changed. it still looks like the default archives.. do i need to put in a code in the text editor, maybe?

    Moderator James Huff


    Volunteer Moderator

    So, what I was referring to earlier is that while your August archive is that means that your 2016 archive is

    But how do i apply that information in order to edit to appearance of the site?

    @tarafox, have you already gone to Appearance → Widgets and added the Annual Archive widget to your Sidebar area there, and set its Archive type to “Yearly” (see the first screenshot here for reference)?

    (And on that same screen, you’d also want to remove the default WordPress Archives widget from the Sidebar area.)

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 5 months ago by girlieworks.

    Yes I did exactly that.

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