WordPress: How to create an ‘Archives’ page

All of our themes include a custom “Archives” page template which displays all of your historic posts in date order. Click here to view an example of the Archive page.

To create your Archive page, follow the steps below:

1. Create a new page by going to Pages > Add New

2. Look for the ‘Page Attributes’ box on the right of the screen.

3. Change the ‘Template’ option to ‘Archives’.

You can now add this new page to your menu via this guide (if you want to).

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  1. Nicole

    Hello! This is super easy and wonderful! Just wondering, is it possible to organize them by categories instead of by date?

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Nicole, glad it helped! This is not possible with the Archives page unfortunately. However, you may wish to check out this plugin which would allow you to create a proper “sitemap” page like that 🙂

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