Update: 20 January 2010: This plugin has not been tested with WordPress 2.9 and may break because 2.9 has internal changes. I am still trying to find time. Sorry for the Inconvenience.
I have written another simple WordPress plugin that simply display a collapsible archive in the sidebar. You can see it in action in the rightmost sidebar of the main page.
My request for the plugin to be listed in the WordPress Plugin Directory has been pending for a while so for now it can be downloaded here.
The plugin can now be downloaded here.
- Widget Title: the title of the widget
- Show post counts for year: Whether or not to show the post number for each year
- Show post counts for month: Whether or not to show the post number for each month
- Abbreviate month names: Check this box to show abbreviation of month names
- Hide year from month names: Do not print year after month names
- Use script.aculo.us effects: Whether or not to show effects
- Expand effect: Effect to use when expanding the list
- Collapse effect: Effect to use when collapsing the list
- Expand the list by default: Check this box to have the list expanded when loaded
- Expand current year by default: Check this box to have the current year expanded when loaded
- Expand current month by default: Check this box to have the current month expanded when loaded
- Show individual posts: Show posts in the list. This should be used in extra caution; if you have a lot of posts consider disabling it as this will take time to load
- Use HTML arrows instead of images (► ▼)
- Show current month in bold: show current month in bold
- Show a link to plugin page. Thank you for your support! : Display a link to plugin page (this page) as a support method
Current Version: 2.3.1
Copy the file to the wp-content/plugins/widgets directory and activate it in the Plugins page. Then drag and configure it in the Sidebar Widgets page.
Warning: Will only work on widgets enabled blogs.
TODO (these are being considered but there is no guarantee when they are going to be included)
- Add ability for multiple instances
- Add ability to work as non-widget
- Add ability to include / exclude categories
- Expand previous month rather the current
- Research the practicality to use CSS / allow CSS options
- List posts without year and month headers (for blogs with few posts)
- Do not list the posts that are listed on the main page
- 03-Aug-2007: Initial version
- 04-Sep-2007: Added ability to select whether to use abbreviations for the month names, and script.aculo.us effects!
- 10-Nov-2007: Added ability to display posts (with caution), to expand by default, and also added plus and minus signs as expand/collapse buttons
- 24-Aug-2008: Multiple updates:
- Validation as XHTML 1.0 Transitional
- Add option to expand current year and/or month by default
- REMOVED list type option
- Added ability to upload own plus and minus images
- Added ability to display plugin link. If you’d like to support this plugin, having the “powered by” on your blog is the best way; it’s our only promotion or advertising.
- 16-Mar-2009: Separated year and month posts counts, added option to hide year after month names, ability to show current month in bold, enabled localized title
- 17-Mar-2009: Fixed valid XHTML, and highlight (bold) bugfix
The ability to display posts is provided after receiving so many requests for it. This feature is not practical for those with many posts in a month. Enabling it means that there is a lot more data that needs to be received by the browser, not to mention the load on the database. It is, however works very nice for blogs with low post count. Please use at your own risk and remember to test it.
11-Nov-2007: I’d like to thank Meitar Moscovitz who tried his best to provide a patch to display posts in the list. I rewritten some of the code for version 2.1 based on his logic. Thank you!
132 thoughts on “WordPress Plugin: Collapsible Archive Widget”
Works here with WP 2.9.2. Thanks for that great widget!
Works fine with WP 3.0.
Thanks for testing!
I will give it a try. Seems my blog is going to need a collapsible menu soon.
This plugin works from me. Great job!
the month count doesn’t seem to be working with WP 3.0.
not sure whether this is something fixable, be happy to pay to have you look at it if it’s not too costly.
Dave, I am unable to reproduce this with WordPress 3.0.5. I know it has been some time, but if you are still interested please send me details or screenshot for your settings.
The current month shows the number in front of the name of the month.
So for right now it would show:
11November 2010 (post count)
Just wondering if anyone else is experiencing this?
Joe I am unable to reproduce this. Could you please send me a screenshot for your widget setting? Which WordPress version are you using?
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