The Archives Widget organizes your previously published posts by month. This can be handy for readers who want to browse your older content.
To add the widget to your site:
- In your dashboard, click on Appearance → Widgets.
- Choose the location where you’d like to place the widget on your site. Standard options include the Footer and Sidebar, but this may differ depending on your theme.
- Click either of the + block inserter buttons (see right) to see a list of all the available blocks and widgets.
- Scroll down to the Widgets section and click on the widget once to add it to your site.
For more general information, see this guide on working with widgets.
To access the widget settings:
In Appearance → Customizer: click on the widget once and a toolbar of options will appear. Click the ellipses (three dots) and then select Show More Settings.
In Appearance → Widgets: click the Settings icon in the top right of the Widget Editor, and click settings in the Block Settings sidebar.
Display as a dropdown – Check this box to display the months on a single line, as a drop-down menu, rather than as a list. This is handy if you want to save space or have a lot of blog posts.
Show post counts – If this box is checked, the total number of posts published during that month will be displayed next to the link.