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Simple Archive Generator


A very simple (to use and configure), yet powerful, plug-in to generate a list (by category) of all posts.
It’s simple because there is no fancy formatting, complex configuration or other ‘noise’, just a sensible archive list of all your posts! All that’s required is to include this <!-- simple_archive --> on a page (or post). How simple is that?

  • Posts can be listed under every category, or just the first category they are filed under.
  • Categories can be hierarchically listed.
  • Categories can be sorted alphabetically or by creation order, while posts are listed chronologically.
  • A comment count for each post can be displayed.
  • Also, some simple statistics may also be shown.


The Simple Archive generator provides support for language translation. Ensure WPLANG is set in your wp-config file. Then use the simple-archive.pot template to create a .po translation for your language, this then needs compiling to create a .mo file. For example, a German translation (simple-archive-de.po) is provided thanks to Ingo Terpelle at


  • Just put the plug-in into your plug-in directory and activate it.
  • Then include <!-- simple_archive --> on a page (or post) to have your simple archive displayed.
  • There are a few options, which are self explanatory, just visit Options -> Simple Archive in WordPress’ administration pages if you want to change the defaults.


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