Widgets & Sidebars

Widgets »Archives Widget

The Archives Widget 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 activated on a blog sidebar:

Settings

Once you add the widget to your sidebar from Appearance → Widgets, you’ll see that the widget settings look like this:

  • Title: Set the title to be displayed above the archives in your sidebar. (i.e. Archives, Old News)
  • Show post counts: If this box is checked, the total number of  posts published during that month will be displayed next to the link.
  • Display as a drop down: Check this box to display the months on a single line, as a drop down menu, rather than as a list. This is handy if you want to save space or have been writing your blog for a long time.
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