Blocks » Archives Block

The Archives block displays a date archive of your posts. You can use the Archives block to organize your previously published posts by year, month, week, or day. This can be handy for readers who want to browse your older content.

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Add the Archives Block

To add the Archives block, click on the + Block Inserter icon and search for “archives”. Click it to add the block to the post or page.


Using your keyboard, you can also type /archives on a new line and press enter to quickly add a new Archives block.

Adding an Archives block using slash inserter
Adding an Archives block with slash inserter

For more, visit our detailed instructions on adding blocks.

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Block Toolbar

When you click on the block, a toolbar of options will appear above it:

The parent Archives block toolbar
The parent Archives block toolbar

The Archives block has the following options in its toolbar:

  • Transform Archives block to another type of block.
  • Drag block handle to change the block position.
  • Move the block up or down.
  • Change block alignment (left, center, right, and wide and full widths if supported by the theme).
  • Other toolbar options

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Block Settings

When you click on the block, you will find additional block settings in the right sidebar. If you do not see the sidebar, you may need to click on the ⚙️ (gear/ cog) icon in the top right corner to bring up the settings.

The block settings can be found in the right sidebar.
Click on the ⚙️ icon to open the block settings
Display Settings
The Archives block display settings.

The Settings allow you to choose whether to display the archives as a dropdown, rather than the default bulleted list.

You also have the choice to show post counts.

Group Settings
Archives block group settings.

Group settings allow to select whether to group the published posts by day, week, month, or year.


The advanced tab lets you add a CSS class to your block, allowing you to write custom CSS to style the block. Learn more.

The advanced section lets you add a CSS class to your block.
The advanced section lets you add a CSS class to your block.

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