Category Archives Block


Displays a archive of posts for one or more specific categories in the Gutenberg block editor. It can be configured to either show by month or year with post counts and as a listing or a pulldown.

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  • Option multi category selection
  • Option group by month or year
  • Option to either show a listing or a pulldown
  • Option show post counts
  • Option to order
  • Option for spacing, color and typography


While using this plugin if you find any bug or any conflict, please submit an issue at Github (If possible with a pull request).


  • From the Category Archives Block control, you can set the title, category, whether to group by month or year and whether to show post counts.
  • The archive displayed as a list with post counts and the archive displayed as a pulldown of years without post counts.


This plugin provides 1 block.

  • Category Archives Displays a monthly or yearly archive of posts for one or more specific categories.


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.


  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/category-archive-block directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress


How is the Cateogry Archives Block different than the built-in Archive widget?

The Category Archives Block lets you show posts for one or more specific categories. The built-in Archive widget shows posts for all categories.


Mayu 29, 2024 1 reply
Hi good day! How does it work? It’s not showing on my wordpress. tia
Dicamba 9, 2023
This neat little plugin does exactly what it says, enhancing the default Archives block with the ability to choose categories, dates, years etc. Support has been fast and effective (ironing out a few bugs with updates released immediately).
Aprailu 23, 2023 2 replies
But it doesn’t display it. Think about beginners too! I would love to use your creation. But I don’t. You start the education from the middle of the story. You don’t care about beginners. What happens to those who get stuck at the first step?
Otoba 13, 2022
The first plugin I could find (after a long search) for a yearly archive dropdown!
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Contributors & Developers

“Category Archives Block” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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1.0.4 – December 31th 2023

  • Bugfix List breaks on Safari

1.0.3 – December 09th 2023

  • Bugfix Warnings with DropDown

1.0.2 – December 08th 2023

  • Bugfix Html for lists not valide

1.0.1 – July 30th 2023

  • Add option to adapt the title on archives pages

1.0.0 – January 13th 2023

  • Add spacing, color and typography

0.1.1 – March 26th 2021

  • Add preview

0.1.0 – March 9th 2021

  • Release