How to Retrieve Last Year Archives Only in WordPress

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Are you looking for a way to retrieve last year archives only in WordPress? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to retrieve last year archives only in WordPress.

This snippet retrieves and echoes only last year archives. It could be useful if you want to make collapsing/expanding archives by year.


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

function filter_last_year_archives($where_clause) {
	$year = date('Y') - 1;
    	return $where_clause." AND post_date LIKE '%".$year."%'";

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: 21 best WordPress real estate themes and how to set up Shopify with WordPress.

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