Present Your WordPress Blog Posts Grouped By Year & Month In Different Elegant Formats

Smart Archives Reloaded is a free WordPress plugin that allows you to easily display a list of posts grouped by year and month in different elegant formats. The plugin also provides you with several other interesting navigation elements.

Install and activate Smart Archives Reloaded then visit its settings page and configure the options. It allows you to select a format, display months as numeric blocks or not, enable or disable anchor links, exclude certain categories, enable wp-cron. Following given screenshot shows A fancy Archive:

Format list:

  1. list = a list of posts grouped by month
  1. block = a compact block of links to year and date archive pages
  2. menu = a two-level menu with links to year and date archive pages
  3. both = block + list (example)
  4. fancy = menu + list + JavaScript (example)

Troubleshooting Common Errors:

  • Error on activation: “Parse error: syntax error, unexpected…”

Make sure your host is running PHP 5. The only foolproof way to do this is to add this line to wp-config.php (after the opening <?php tag):

  • Fancy archive not working

In footer.php in your theme directory, make sure you have this code somewhere:

<?php wp_footer(); ?>

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