Plugin / Archives Calendar Widget

Aleksei Polechin (alek´)



Archives widget that make your monthly/daily archives look like a calendar on the sidebar. If you have a lot of archives that takes a lot of space on your sidebar this widget is for you. Display your archives as a compact calendar, entirely customizable with CSS.


I’m alone to test this plugin before release and I can’t test everything with particular configurations or on different versions of WordpPress, your feedback is precious.


  • Theme Editor GUI (external tool)
  • Displays monthly archives as a compact year calendar
  • Displays daily archives as a compact month calendar
  • Show/hide monthly post count
  • 8 themes included (with SCSS files)
  • 2 Custom themes that keep your CSS style even after the plugin update
  • Different theme for each widget
  • Show widget with previous/current/next or last available month
  • Category select. Show post only from selected categories
  • Filter Archives page by categories you set in the widget
  • Custom post_type partial* support
  • Entirely customizable with CSS
  • .PO/.MO Localisation English/Français + OUTDATED: [Deutsch, Español, Portugues, Simplified Chinese, Serbo-Croatian]
  • jQuery animated with possibility to use your own JS code.

Not just a widget, if your theme does not support widgets, you can use this calendar by calling its function:


you can also configure it:

$defaults = array(
    'next_text' => '˃', //text showing on the next year button, can be empty or HTML to use with Font Awesome for example.
    'prev_text' => '˂', //just like next_text but for previous year button.
    'post_count' => true, //show the number of posts for each month
    'month_view' => true, //show months instead of years archives, false by default.
    'month_select' => 'default', // shows the last month available with at least one post. ('prev', 'next', 'current').
    'different_theme' => 0, // set 1 (true) if you want to set a different theme for this widget
    'theme' => null, // theme 'name' if 'different_theme' == true
    'categories' => null, // array() -> list of categories IDs to show. array(1,2,34)
    'post_type' => null // array() -> list of post types to show. array('post', 'movies')

Custom taxonomies are not supported. If your custom post_type post has no common category with post it will not be shown in the archives


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Please use the Support section to report issues. No support will be provided via email.


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First Released

12 May, 2013

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Wordpress Version

4.0 or higher

Tested up to:


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The plugin hasn't been transalated in any language other than English.


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