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Date-based Taxonomy Archives


Add support for date-based taxonomy archives.

Includes a function for rendering an unordered list of years with months, linked to corresponding date-based taxonomy archive, nested therein.

This plugin is intended for use by plugin and theme developers. It simply adds support for date-based taxonomy archives, but has no native user interface.

Development is over on GitHub:


  1. Upload date-based-taxonomy-archives to /wp-content/plugins/.
  2. Activate plugin through the WordPress Plugins menu.
  3. Go to Settings > Permalinks and click Save Changes to refresh permalinks.


How do I use this plugin?

Add the function date_based_taxonomy_archives() to any template element that appears on a taxonomy archive. The function accepts an array containing the following arguments:

  • taxonomies – array of taxonomy slugs.
  • show_post_count – boolean value specifying whether or not to display show counts in parenthesis after archive links.
  • limit – integer specifying the number of archive links to show. Omit to show all archive links for the specified taxonomy.
  • before – output to display before archive link.
  • after – output to display after archive link.
  • echo – boolean value specifying whether to echo or return archive links.
What filters does this plugin include?
  • date_based_taxonomy_archives_args – applied to arguments passed to date_based_taxonomy_archives() at runtime.


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Contributors & Developers

“Date-based Taxonomy Archives” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Security update: correct misuse of add_query_arg() as identified by Sucuri:


  • Remove unnecessary uses of $wpdb->prepare() that were incorrectly implemented, resulting in PHP warnings when WP_DEBUG was enabled.
  • Convert plugin to a singelton pattern instead of relying on a global variable.
  • Protect class variables and expose them only through a magic getter. Allows for more flexibility in adding class variables in the future.
  • Localize large post counts for display, when requested.
  • Correct phpdoc implementation.


  • Initial public release