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How to get Archive as menu option?

  1. Hi,

    My blog is http://weareshutterproof.wordpress.com

    I have two questions.

    I'm currently using Selecta as a theme, but I'd really like to have an "archive' page from my menu, problem is I'd like it to have it in the same format as the archive that appears when I click through the widget option - I've no idea how to do it! Seeing as my blog is a photoblog, having thumbnails is much more suitable than a long line of text

    Second question, at the moment I'm using the archive widget and as I click through, I can only have 3 links per page - Is there a way I can increase these? or is it just the theme?

    Thanks

    The blog I need help with is weareshutterproof.wordpress.com.

  2. You'll have to change number of posts shown on homepage to change number of posts in archives. They can't be different as far as I know anyways.

    Settings>>Reading>>
    Blog pages show at most ___

    I'd like to do the same thing with an archives page as well. A temporary fix would be to take the links from your Archives widget and add them to the Custom Menu. It works for yearly archives as well (just cut out the month and day from your url) I ended up tagging every post with the name of my blog, took the url from the tag archive and added it to my Custom Menu that I use for the main menu.

    You can see what I'm talking about here:
    http://smugmughugs.wordpress.com

  3. Or have an Archives page using the archives short code if your theme doesn't have an Archives page template and add that to your menu. You can see what I am talking about if you click on my name.

    The Archives short code can be found here: http://en.support.wordpress.com/archives-shortcode/

  4. yes, but we are wanting the purty image thumbnails that this theme provides ;)

  5. I'd like to do the same thing with an archives page as well. A temporary fix would be to take the links from your Archives widget and add them to the Custom Menu. It works for yearly archives as well (just cut out the month and day from your url) I ended up tagging every post with the name of my blog, took the url from the tag archive and added it to my Custom Menu that I use for the main menu.

    I wish you could edit comments but anyway...I actually used a category, not a tag.

  6. Thanks - I didn't know about the post number vs archive - shall change that!

    I'll have a go at the archive with category/tag thing - sounds all very complicated but I'll have a go! thanks! A proper solution would be better *hint hint amazing wordpress techies!*

  7. Found another workaround for archive "Page"' with thumbnails. Add a Custom Menu Link (Appearance >> Menus) and use "catch all" search. Asterisk didn't work so then I just clicked Search without typing anything in the search box and it worked!

    Example:
    http://smugmughugs.wordpress.com/?s=+
    Add ?s=+ at the end of your main url. So far this has worked as all my posts are visible on the results page (my archive page).

    Couple of caveats:

    • Search Page for " " displays as the page header.
    • Search Results as the Title in the browser tab.
    • Your Pages will also show up in the "Archive."

    On the Plus side, you don't have to worry about making sure every post has the same tag or Category tag. Not sure which way I'll go yet, but at least there is another option.

  8. Thanks or posting that workaround. It will be useful to many

  9. Yet another thumbnail archives option-
    If you are the only author, you can use the "posts by author" page. I think this looks a little better than having the "Search Results " " " header as your Archive Page. Of course, this won't work if you have more than one person publishing articles. Also note, that at least on the Green/Black version, when you hover over your author name, it's the same color as the background. So your name just "Poof, disappears" ;)

    Example:
    http://smugmughugs.wordpress.com/author/foggyphils/

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