Archives Block

The Archives Block lets you insert an Archives widget into your content to display a monthly archive of your posts …

WordPress Gutenberg Blocks – Archives

WordPress Gutenberg - Archives Block

This tutorial is part of our WordPress Gutenberg: The Ultimate Guide For Non-Technical WordPress Users series.

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Archives Block Description

The Archives Block lets you insert an Archives widget into your content to display a monthly archive of your posts.

Add archives to WordPress using the Archives Block

(Add archives to WordPress using the Archives Block)

How To Use The Archives Block

To add an Archives Block:

  • Either:
    • Click on the ‘Add Block’ tool in the Editing Toolbar section and select an ‘Archives’ block (in Most Used or Widgets section), or
    • Add the ‘Archives’ block in the Content Area.
  • Use the tools in the Archives Block Editor or Block Settings section to edit or configure your archives.

Let’s go through the above steps:

First, create a new post or page or open an existing post or page and either:

Click on the ‘Add Block’ tool and select an ‘Archives’ block …

'Add Block' Tool - Add Archives Block

(‘Add Block’ Tool – Add Archives Block)

Or, select an Archives Block in the Content Area

Add an Archives Block from the Content Area

(Add an Archives Block from the Content Area)

After adding an Archives Block, you can:

  • Edit and configure block settings,
  • Save, publish, or update your post or page.

How To Edit An Archives Block

To edit an Archives Block:

  • Click inside the Archives Block to select it.
  • Use the Block Editor tools to change block alignment (left, center, right).
  • Use the Block Settings to configure block settings (display as dropdown, show post counts).

Change block alignment …

Archives Block - Edit block alignment

(Archives Block – Edit block alignment)

Edit Archives Block settings …

Edit Archives Block settings

(Edit Archives Block settings)

Remember to update and publish your post or page to save your settings.

How To Remove An Archives Block

To delete or remove an Archives Block:

  • Click inside the Archives Block to select it.
  • Select the ‘More Options’ tool in the Block Editor.
  • Click on ‘Remove Block’.
  • The block will be removed from your post or page.

Remove an Archives Block

(Remove an Archives Block)

Additionally …

  • You can reposition your block using the ‘Move Up’ and ‘Move Down’ arrows or the Drag and Drop handle tool (see our ‘How To Use Blocks‘ tutorial if you need help with this step).
  • You can also convert Archives Blocks into Reusable Blocks.

Archives Block Tools, Options & Settings

The Archives Block includes tools, options, and settings for:

  • Archives Block Editor
  • Archives Block Settings

Archives Block Editor

Archives Block Editor

(Archives Block Editor)

The Archives Block Editor includes tools that let you perform the following operations:

  • Display Block Type (See ‘Archives Block – Additional Info’ section below.)
  • Align Block
    • Align left
    • Align center
    • Align right
  • More Options

Archives Block Editor

(Archives Block Editor)

Archives Block Settings

Archives Block Settings

(Archives Block Settings)

Archives Block settings include:

  • Block description area
  • Archives Settings
    • Display as Dropdown
    • Show Post Counts
  • Advanced Settings
    • Additional CSS Class

Archives Block Settings

(Archives Block Settings)

Archives Block – Additional Info

  • The Archives Block cannot be converted into other block types.
  • Installing plugins or themes on your site may add new functionality, options, or settings to Archives Blocks.

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Congratulations! Now you know how to use the WordPress Gutenberg content editor Archives Block.

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