Home Tutorials WP Theme Lesson #6c: Get Archives and Links

WP Theme Lesson #6c: Get Archives and Links

Author

Date

Category

Today’s lesson is fairly easy. You’ll learn how to call for an archive link listing and the blogroll links. Tomorrow’s lesson is the calendar and search form.

Before we start, I want to explain why I’ve been breaking down my lessons into smaller lessons. Everything that you’re learning took self-taught people MONTHS to digest! It’s important that you understand everything I’m showing you the first time around so you won’t have to go back and re-check.

Step 1 – Add archive links.

Type the following codes in the Sidebar area, under the Categories listing:

<li><h2><?php _e(’Archives’); ?></h2>
<ul>
<?php wp_get_archives(’type=monthly’); ?>
</ul>
</li>

Give it some tab spacings for organization. Let’s see if your codes match mine:

add-archives

Save your file, refresh the browser, here’s the result:

archives

What happened?
You used the wp_get_arhives() PHP function with the type attribute and monthlyvalue to call for the archive links by month.

  • <li> – open list item
  • <h2> – open sub-heading
  • <?php _e(’Archives’); ?> – text of the sub-heading
  • </h2> – close sub-heading
  • <ul> – open unordered list under the sub-heading, within the list item
  • <?php wp_get_archives(’type=monthly’); ?> – call for archive links by month, nest each link within <li> and </li> tags. If you check your source codes (View > Page Source). You’ll see that wp_get_archives() generated list item (LI) tags for each link, just like the wp_list_cats() function.
  • </ul> – close the unordered list sitting under the sub-heading
  • </li> – close list item

Step 2: Add blogroll links

Type the following codes under the Archives link listing:

<?php get_links_list(); ?>

add-blogroll

Save, refresh, and here’s the result:

blogroll

By default, my blogroll is no different from yours. Here’s how it looks in the source codes:

blogroll-source

The organization is not all there because the get_links_list() function generates the codes for you, just like the wp_list_pages() function, you learned about, from yesterday’s lesson. However, it stuck with rule number one, which is close everything in the order that you open them. I circled the list item and unordered list tags for you to see.

That’s the end of today’s lesson. Come back tomorrow for the calendar and search form.

Follow this WordPress Theme Tutorial Series from the beginning.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Recent posts

5 WordPress Plugins to Increase Your Website Speed

  And if you’re an online entrepreneur, you probably know that making people wait is bad for your eCommerce business too — really bad. I mean,...

How to Show Only Images that the User Has Uploaded in WordPress

When using WordPress with multiple authors, many things need to be taken into consideration. The default permissions system leaves much to be desired, and...

Oxygen Builder Review

Free from all sorts of coding hassles and an abundance of options that cater to the users’ needs, Oxygen 2.0 is probably the best...

Basic Guide to Online Backup

A Basic Guide to Online Backup You may have heard of it, know you need it, but what exactly is it? Online backup is the...

Web Hosting Hub Review

How did it begin? Based in Virginia Beach, Web hosting hub has been on the market since 2001. If it were not for Web Hosting...

Recent comments