[wp-hackers] Custom post types and wp_get_archives

Aero Maxx aero.maxx.d at gmail.com
Tue Jul 3 16:26:30 UTC 2012

Hi Lionel, All,

I have created the custom post type and its all working and so on, but I 
would like people to be able to view an archive list of the last month 
and so on, just like they can with my normal blog posts.

The archive themselves do work, but I have no way for my visitors to 
find them ? Because am unsure how to get them into the archives list on 
the sidebar, this is what I require help with.

For example my blog posts archive shows as :-

July 2012
June 2012
January 2012

but clicking on those links it shows only the blog post archives, I 
would either like to get my custom post types to affect that list, i.e. 
if there are no blog posts for say December 2011, but there are custom 
post types for this month, I would like there to be a link for it, but 
it seems this is not possible as wp_get_archives doesn't support the 
post-type parameter.

So I am wondering how I would be able to do a list similar to the blog 
posts one that would display months, years archive links for my custom 
post types.

On 03/07/2012 16:25, Lionel Pointet wrote:
> Hi Daniel,
> You can read this codex page : 
> http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/register_post_type
> And specifically the 'has_archive' arg that allows you to get your 
> post type archived as the others (posts or pages) and allows you to 
> override the default slug ($post_type by default) too.
> I hope that's what you wanted...
> Lionel
> Le 03/07/2012 17:23, Aero Maxx a écrit :
>> Hi All,
>> Is there a simple way to get custom post types to appear in the 
>> archive along with the normal blog posts when using the 
>> wp_get_archives function, if not is there a similar function that can 
>> be used to display a list for the custom post types the same way it 
>> does for normal blog posts ?
>> I would prefer not to use a plugin, but if this is the only way then 
>> I guess I would do so, I just thought there maybe something built 
>> into wordpress that would do this seeing as the custom post types are 
>> there, and that maybe someone has thought users may want this.
>> I have googled and looked in the codex but not been able to find what 
>> I was looking for function wise as to what I was trying to achieve.
>> Thanks in advance
>> Daniel.
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