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Limit Archives Widget to Display Only 12 Months

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Do you want to change the settings of the default archives widget? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to limit archives widget to display only 12 months in WordPress.

Instructions:

All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin:

function my_limit_archives($args){
    $args['limit'] = 12;
    return $args;
}
add_filter( 'widget_archives_args', 'my_limit_archives' );

If you want to create a dropdown of the archives and limit it to 12 months, then simply add this code snippet to the functions.php file or site-specific plugin.

function my_limit_archives($args){
    $args['limit'] = 12;
    return $args;
}

add_filter( 'widget_archives_dropdown_args', 'my_limit_archives' );

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly copy / paste code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

If you liked this code snippet, please consider checking out our other articles on the site like: How to increase maximum file upload size in WordPress and 23 effective tips to get more email subscribers.

Comments  Leave a Reply

  1. Hi, nice snippet.
    Can you just tell me how is it possible to know all vars in the $args parameter?
    I would like to use this code to exclude one category from the archives but I can’t find a documentation page explaining how to use filter args in general.
    Thanks 😉

  2. Adrian Robertson April 7, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Thanks! Tried a few other solutions, this is the only one that worked for me. Appreciate it

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