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Expanding Archives

This plugin adds a new widget where you can view your old posts by expanding certain years and months.

Expanding Archives adds a widget that shows your old posts in an expandable/collapsible format. Each post is categorized under its year and month, so you can expand all the posts in a given month and year.

This plugin comes with very minimal CSS styling so you can easily customize it to match your design.

Expanding Archives uses Font Awesome icons in a few places, so having that installed is recommended. However, the widget still functions perfectly fine without them.

JavaScript is required.

Author Nose Graze
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Contributors NoseGraze
Tags archives, collapse, collapsible, collapsing, expand, expandable, expanding, menu, navigation, posts, sidebar, widget
  1. expanding-archives screenshot 1

    The widget on my blog. This version has custom CSS applied.

  2. expanding-archives screenshot 2

    The widget on the Twenty Fifteen theme, with only the default styles applied.

  3. expanding-archives screenshot 3

    No widget settings - just add and save!

  1. Upload expanding-archives to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress
  3. Go to Appearance -> Widgets and drag the Expanding Archives widget into your sidebar.

1.1.0

  • Added a new option in the widget where you can choose to auto expand the current month or not.

1.0.5

  • Use transient for database query that fetches all the months.

1.0.4

  • Added xhrFields: { withCredentials: true } to ajax call.

1.0.3

  • Changed the month URLs to use get_month_link() instead of building them manually.
  • Tested the plugin with WordPress 4.4 beta.

1.0.2

  • Tested with WordPress version 4.3.

1.0.1

  • Month names are now displayed using date_i18n() instead of date() so they will translate.

1.0.0

  • Initial release.

How can I change the appearance of the widget?

The plugin does not come with a settings panel so you have to do this with your own custom CSS. Here are a few examples:

Change the year background colour:

.expanding-archives-title {
    background: #000000;
}

Change the year font colour:

.expanding-archives-title a {
    color: #ffffff;
}
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Version 1.1.0

Requires WordPress version: 3.0 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.7.2

Last Updated 08 Dec 2016

Date Added: 18 Jun 2015

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