An archive is a gradual gathering of something. WordPress archives also work like that, whatever data we have published via “Posts” are stored in an archive automatically. So, we display these WordPress archives by year, month or date.
Default archive widget for WordPress just shows a monthly archive of your site’s posts. But sometimes, you might want to show your archives by year or date. Or maybe, you want your archives according to the custom posts types. Thanks to the WordPress developers, they have made our work easier by developing amazing custom plugins, so we won’t need to do any coding. In this post, we are sharing 15+ Best WordPress Posts Archive Plugins. Here, you’ll find WordPress archive widgets, WordPress better archives, WordPress archive by year and month plugins, WordPress group archives year plugins and WordPress archive posts plugins.
Seasonal Archives WP Plugin
Seasonal Archives WordPress Plugin provides an archive list divided into seasons (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall/Autumn), or Quarterly instead of the default month by month.
Users Sitemap & Archive – WordPress Plugin
The Users Sitemap WordPress Plugin makes it easy to create a users/authors archive for easy browsing with just a few clicks. As well as a human brows-able archive of users the plugin also activates an XML sitemap for users of your WordPress website to be listed so search engines can find parts of your website it struggled too before.
WP Publication Archive
WP Publication Archive allows your to download, search, manage and upload content in the form of Power-Point and PDF documents.
Simple Yearly Archive
Simple Yearly Archive helps your to display your WordPress archives in a year-based list. You can also restrict the output to certain categories.
If you don’t need your WordPress monthly archives in a long list, then you can use WordPress compact archives plugins. It will display the archives like you’re seeing in the screenshot below.
eHive Object Details
With eHive Object Details plugin for WordPress you can display eHive Object details page. This means that you can display all of the public metadata and image fields for any public eHive record.
If you don’t know, what eHive is then click here.
Compact Archives Widget
Compact Archives Widget is an extension to Compact Archive Plugins, we mentioned above. So you can use Compact Archive plugin as a widget.
Last Year Post Widget
With Last Year Post Widget plugin, you can insert a sidebar widget to display a list of posts from same month/week/day last year.
Smarter Archives plugin adopts a smarter way to display WordPress archives. This plugin gives you a template tag for you archive pages.
jQuery Archive List Widget
jQuery Archive List Widget helps you to display your archives with some jQuery collapsible effects. You can select your collapse symbol and date format.
Adjacent Archive Links
We already know about “Next” and “Previous” links in WordPress for navigating through the posts’ pages. This plugin, Adjacent Archive Links gives you the same functionality with your WordPress archives via two new template tags.
Most of the WordPress post archives plugins just show links to the post. But this one, Image Archives Plugin shows images with a link back to your post. Very unique feature.
Archivist – Custom Archive Templates
Archivist – Custom Archive Templates plugin allows to display WordPress archives by custom query, tag or category.
Note: This plugin assumes your articles are well categorized.
Genesis Widgetized Archive
Genesis Widgetized Archive is a plugin for the themes using Genesis framework. The plugin uses widgets for displaying the archives.
Note: The plugin only works with Genesis Theme Framework (GPL-2.0+).
Annual Archive allows to display daily, weekly, monthly or annual archives with a shortcode or widget.
Thesis Archive Intro Visual Editor
Thesis Archive Intro Visual Editor plugin adds shortcode, HTML and tinyMCE support to Thesis category intros. Just use the plugin with the themes using Thesis framework.
Weekly Archive Widget
Weekly Archive Widget allows to display WordPress archives by week in a dropdown list.