[wp-hackers] Custom Post Type Archives

Erick Hitter ehitter at gmail.com
Sun Oct 23 19:32:16 UTC 2011


That is a reference to a method in the class I lifted the code from. I
should have removed it before I put the code on PasteBin. You should replace
that with an array of the post types you wish to add date-based archives to.
I updated the code and added a note regarding the array for that loop.


On Sun, Oct 23, 2011 at 15:23, Aero Maxx <aero.maxx.d at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Erick,
> Thanks very much for the code, looks just what I am after as I have 8
> custom post types, and so I have used the code as is.
> But for some odd reason I cant get my head round as to why the line with
> "get_post_types( false )" on it doesn't return my custom post types that I
> have registered.
> I have pasted the code for one of my custom post types here
> http://pastebin.com/YsHtYSiP have I done something not entirely correct in
> this code, I installed the custom-post-type-ui plugin when I create a custom
> post type with this and choose the same options the code "get_post_types(
> false )" does return my custom post type.
> Thank you
> Daniel.
> On 23/10/2011 16:26, Erick Hitter wrote:
>> Daniel,
>> WordPress doesn't, by default, support pretty permalinks for date-based
>> post-type archives. You can append query strings to the CPT archive URL
>> and
>> accomplish what you're looking to do, but if you want nice permalinks, you
>> need to manually add the rewrite rules.
>> I added an example at http://pastebin.com/80UEbXs8 that creates the
>> necessary rules. I pulled this from a project that had many custom post
>> types, hence the foreach loop. As the function name implies, this code is
>> tied to the *generate_rewrite_rules* action. Also, to avoid conflicts with
>> post names, etc., the URLs include a *date* slug between the post type
>> slug
>> and the date pieces of the URL. This may or may not be needed for your
>> project, and removing line 14 from the example will eliminate the
>> *date* element
>> from the URLs if you don't want/need it.
>> Erick
>> On Sat, Oct 22, 2011 at 18:21, Aero Maxx<aero.maxx.d at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>  Hello,
>>> Could someone point me in the right direction in how to make
>>> day/month/year
>>> archives for custom post types.
>>> Normal blog posts get there archives like http://www.domain.co.uk/2010/*
>>> *** <http://www.domain.co.uk/2010/**>
>>> 12<http://www.domain.co.uk/**2010/12 <http://www.domain.co.uk/2010/12>>
>>>  but can I do something similar for
>>> custom post types, I was thinking/hoping something like this would work
>>> http://www.domain.co.uk/lotto/****2010/12<http://www.domain.co.uk/lotto/**2010/12>
>>> <http://www.domain.**co.uk/lotto/2010/12<http://www.domain.co.uk/lotto/2010/12>
>>> >or
>>> http://www.domain.co.uk/lotto/****2010<http://www.domain.co.uk/lotto/**2010>
>>> <http://www.domain.co.**uk/lotto/2010<http://www.domain.co.uk/lotto/2010>>but
>>> these do not work.
>>> I have has_archive set to true, and this does load the
>>> archive-{post-type}.php file, but I cant get the year/month/day archive
>>> to
>>> work, it just seems to load this page as is, and doesn't seem to know its
>>> an
>>> archive page.
>>> Thank you.
>>> Daniel.
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