Previously, we’ve shown you how to add an archives page to your WordPress site. It was pretty straightforward and easy with the use of plugin. In this post, we’ll share 3 plugins to allow you to add an archives page to your WordPress site. I believe there are lots more of plugins with this kind of functionality but let’s limit ourselves to these 3 plugins.
Clean My Archives
In our tutorial on creating an archives page for your site, we’ve use this plugin as reference. No doubt, this is one of our favorite plugins for this purpose. Easy to use and the shortcode accepts few parameters to customize the output even further.
Here’s an example of the archives page:
Smart Archives Reloaded
If you like something more fancy, Smart Archives Reloaded plugin is for you. You can choose to display the archives from 5 different formats – list, block, menu, both and fancy. The plugin also comes with a settings page to change the default behavior of the plugin.
Here’s an example of the archives page created by this plugin.
In this example, we’re using fancy style format and as the name suggests, this plugin uses ajax to reload the archives page so no more refreshing the page. That’s pretty cool.
Lastly, another one in our list is Compact Archives plugin. This plugin is developed by WPBeginner and they’re currently using it on their site. Here’s an example of the archives page created by this plugin:
There’s no settings page for this plugin. There are two ways to output the list – shortcode and template tags. Both of them accept few parameters to customize your archives list even further. Please see the FAQ page for more information about this.