Archives are the content-listing pages that WordPress generates for you. The “blog” is an archive. Each custom post type that you set up will have an archive. Even the “search” is an archive. Toolset lets you fully customize the appearance and content of these archives.

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How-to steps

To start, go to the Toolset → Dashboard page and click the Create Archive button in the row of the related post type.

You are now in the Block Editor, editing your archive. You need to be familiar with the WordPress Block Editor. If you’re not, take a few minutes to learn how to use the Block Editor.

You can add different elements and blocks to your archive page. To display information coming from standard and custom fields, use Toolset Blocks.

Selecting how to output content

By default, the archives display posts in a two-column grid. You can easily change this.

Click to select your WordPress Archive in the editor and then click the Block Navigation button. You will see a tree list of your archive and the blocks it contains. Click the WordPress Archive Loop to select it.

Selecting how to output content
Selecting how to output content

Now, click to expand the Loop Style section in the right sidebar. You can change the number of grid columns or select some other output type.

Changing the main archive settings

New archives created using Toolset have default settings for pagination, ordering, and more. You can change these settings at any time.

Click the Block Navigation button and click to select the WordPress Archive block.

Changing the main archive settings
Changing the main archive settings

Now, use the right sidebar to tweak all the main settings for your archive.

Adding content before or after the archive loop

You can add custom text and other blocks before or after the main archive loop. However, it is important to put this content inside the main WordPress Archive block, but outside the WordPress Archive Loop section.

  1. First, click to select the main WordPress Archive block.
  2. To add a block before the archive loop, click the Add Other Block button at the top of the WordPress Archive block.

    Adding a block before the archive loop
    Adding a block before the archive loop

  3. To add a block after the archive loop, click the Add Other Block button at the bottom of the WordPress Archive block.

    Adding a block after the archive loop
    Adding a block after the archive loop

 

 What’s next?

Creating and Displaying Repeatable Field Groups

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