Support » Plugin: Annual Archive » Trouble filtering

  • Resolved Deano__28


    Hi, I wonder if someone could help. I’ve been let down by someone who was creating a site for me and I’m in the process of trying to work out the last few remaining problems myself.

    One is to archive News/Blog stories annually. I have downloaded the Annual Archive plugin which is displaying fine but when I click the years it doesn’t filter, it just reloads all the stories and I can’t figure out what I need to do to get it working.

    Not sure how this all works so I’ve included the link and code below.

    If any could help you would be doing me a massive favour.


     * Template Name: Hybrid Blog (2-columns)
    <!-- Super Container -->
    <div class="super-container full-width main-content-area hybrid-blog-2" id="section-content">
    	<!-- 960 Container -->
    	<div class="container">		
    			<!-- ============================================== -->
    			<div class="ten columns alpha hybrid">
    			<?php get_template_part( 'element', 'categoryfilterquery' ); ?>
    			<?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>		
    				<!-- THE POST EXCERPT -->
    				<div class="the_content post type-post hentry excerpt clearfix" id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>" <?php post_class(); ?>>	
    					<hr class="partial-bottom" />
    					<h4><a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h4>
    				 	<div class="meta">
    						Posted on <?php the_time('jS');?> <?php the_time('F');?>
                     	<?php if (has_post_thumbnail( $post->ID )) {
    						// Check for Sencha preferences, set the variable if the user wants it.
    						// Unused as of 1.04 for the time being until some bugs get sorted out
    				 		if (get_option_tree('sencha') == 'Yes') {
    							$sencha = '';
    						} else {
    							$sencha = '';
    						// Grab the URL for the thumbnail (featured image)
    						$image = wp_get_attachment_image_src( get_post_thumbnail_id( $post->ID ), 'full' ); 
    						// Check for a lightbox link, if it exists, use that as the value.
    						// If it doesn't, use the featured image URL from above.
    						if(get_custom_field('lightbox_link')) {
    							$lightbox_link = get_custom_field('lightbox_link');
    						} else {
    							$lightbox_link = $image[0];
    						<div class="seven columns alpha omega">
    							<?php echo excerpt(20); ?>
    						<div class="three columns alpha omega">
    							<div class="aside">
    								<a href="<?php if (get_option_tree('open_as_lightbox') == 'Yes') { echo $lightbox_link; } else { the_permalink(); } ?>" <?php if (get_option_tree('open_as_lightbox') == 'Yes') { ?>data-rel="prettyPhoto[Gallery]"<?php } ?>>
    									<img src="<?php echo $sencha; ?><?php echo $image[0]; ?>" alt="<?php the_title(); ?>" />
    					<?php } else { ?>
    							<?php echo excerpt(20); ?>
    					<?php } ?>	 
    				<!-- /THE POST EXCERPT -->
    			<?php endwhile; ?>
    			<!-- /STOP LOOP -->
                <div class="four columns omega sidebar">
    			<?php dynamic_sidebar( 'default-widget-area' ); ?>	
    			<!-- ============================================== -->		
    		<div class="fourteen columns content">	
    		<!-- Previous / More Entries -->
    		<br />
    		<hr />
    		<div class="article_nav">
    			<div class="p button"><?php next_posts_link('Previous Posts'); ?></div>
    			<div class="m button"><?php previous_posts_link('Next Posts'); ?></div>
    		<br class="clearfix" />
    		<!-- </Previous / More Entries -->
    		<!-- /CONTENT -->
    		<!-- ============================================== -->
    	<!-- /End 960 Container -->
    <!-- /End Super Container -->
    <!-- ============================================== -->
    <?php get_footer(); ?>

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  • Plugin Author Baden


    do you have an archive.php file in your template?
    Sounds like the issue is either with your permalinks, or the category/archive part of your template.

    Do you have anyone that is familiar with your template that can help you?


    I can’t seem to find an archive.php file anywhere, does the below look like the category/archive part you mentioned?

    I don’t really have anyone who can help at this point as the person who was now seems to be gone AWOL. That said if I can’t figure it out I will attempt to find someone else who could get it finished for me.

    Thanks for your help

    ‘<!– THE POST QUERY –>
    <!– This one’s special because it’ll look for our category filter and apply some magic –>


    if(get_post_custom_values(‘category_filter’)) : // If the category filter exists on this page…

    $cats = get_post_custom_values(‘category_filter’); // Returns an array of cat-slugs from the custom field.

    foreach ( $cats as $cat ) {
    $catid = $wpdb->get_var(“SELECT term_id FROM $wpdb->terms WHERE slug=’$cat'”); // Grab the cat-id from the DB using the category slug ($cat).
    $acats[] = $catid; // Turn the list of ID’s into an ARRAY, $acats[]

    $cat_string = join(‘,’, $acats); // Join the ARRAY into a comma-separated STRING for use in query_posts
    //echo $cat_string; // Test

    endif; // End the situation… carry on as usual if there was no category filter.


    $paged = (get_query_var(‘paged’)) ? get_query_var(‘paged’) : 1;
    ‘cat’=>$cat_string, // Query for the cat ID’s (because you can’t use multiple names or slugs… crazy WP!)
    ‘paged’=>$paged, // Basic pagination stuff.
    query_posts($args); ?>’

    Plugin Author Baden


    This issue is beyond the scope of what anyone could offer in a support thread. You will really want to find a long-term replacement for your AWOL code-monkey. In the meantime, shoot us an email at support [at] twinpictures [dot] de and we’ll take a peek and see if it’s something we can quickly fix for you.

    You might want to consider posting a detailed request at and see if you can’t find some reliable longer term WordPress tech help.

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