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Grid Archives


Grid Archives offers a grid style archives page for WordPress, just put “[grid_archives]” in your Post or Page to show the grid-style archives.

The default config will display all posts in every categories. To display posts under one specific category, input [grid_archives category=”Category name”] instead.

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  1. Upload and unpack the grid-archives plugin to wordpress plugin directory “wp-content/plugins/grid-archives”
  2. Activate Grid Archives plugin on your Plugins page in Site Admin.
  3. Create a “Archives” page (use “Page Full Width” template to get more width)
  4. Put “[grid_archives]” in the content and save it.
  5. Check the newly created page


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  • fixed the cache issue


  • added an option to change the post sort direction (asec or desc)
  • make the plugin compatible with wordpress 3.4


  • minor css style changes
  • make the plugin compatible with wordpress 3.3


  • added month list view in ‘compact’ mode, the page will smoothly scroll to that month if clicked
  • added an option to hide the month list, thus disable the scroll capability
  • added an option to customize the date display format for month list


  • tweaked the year list display style
  • fixed an issue that the screen will scroll up to the top during year expand
  • only load ‘compact’ style required js in ‘compact’ mode, not ‘classic’ mode


  • added an compact (expand) display style
  • added 3 shortcode attributes (style, month_date_format, post_date_format), grid-archives now supports [grid_archives style=”classic|compact” month_date_format=”Y.m” post_date_format=”j M Y”]


  • tiny UI tweak in plugin admin setting page, make it compatible with the Refreshed Administative UI of wordpress 3.2.
  • make the plugin compatible with wordpress 3.2.


  • added a option to enable load plugin resources only in specific pages and posts.


  • added a shortcode category attribute to display articles under one specific category, grid-archives now support [grid_archives category=”Category name”]


  • the plugin is actually compatible with wordpress 3.1


  • fixed a month date format display issue


  • added an option to customize the date display format for months


  • added an option to highlight the post if being mouse hovered over. (IE currently not supported)
  • added an option to rotate the monthly summary if being mouse hovered over. (IE currently not supported)
  • made the “year.month” text clickable to show all the posts in that particular month.


  • fixed a compatible issue with wp-footnotes.


  • added an option to allow user to custom the display stylesheets, these customizations won’t be lost after plugin update.



  • explicitly set grid-archives background to none and transparent, so they won’t use theme’s default setting


  • added option to not display post date



  • added color property for a, a:link, a:visited and a:hover in the post box


  • added settings page in admin
  • added options in settings for user to specify the maximum post title and maximum post content length
  • added options in settings for user to specify the monthly summaries
  • remove .grid_archives_column width property
  • trim monthly summaries before parse


  • Initial import the working copy of my blog archives page: