[wp-hackers] Custom post types and wp_get_archives

Lionel Pointet lionel.pointet at globalis-ms.com
Tue Jul 3 17:19:54 UTC 2012

Oh right! I misunderstood your request, sorry...

So, the first thing I notice in the 'wp_get_archives' function is that 
the post_type is hardcoded in the where clause.
But you can easily filter it to add your CPT slug thanks to the 
'getarchives_where' filter:

    function example_getarchives_where($where) {
         return str_replace("WHERE post_type = 'post'", "WHERE post_type
    IN ('post', 'cpt')", $where);
    add_filter('getarchives_where', 'example_getarchives_where');

There may be another better solution, but that's the first thing I found 
and I know it'll work...


Le 03/07/2012 18:26, Aero Maxx a écrit :
> 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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