I would like to implement date-based archive functionality (similar to original WP Archives widget functionality) for custom post type (CPT). What makes it difficult is the fact that I need to group and archive events not by published date, but by
event_date stored as a meta value.
For example, I have
event CPT registered as following:
$args = array( 'labels' => $labels, 'public' => true, 'publicly_queryable' => true, 'show_ui' => true, 'has_archive' => 'past-events', 'rewrite' => array('slug' => 'event','with_front' => false), 'query_var' => true, 'capability_type' => 'post', 'hierarchical' => false, 'show_in_nav_menus' => false, 'menu_position' => 15, 'supports' => array( 'title', 'editor', 'author', 'revisions' ) ); register_post_type('event',$args);
I would like to generate archive links like
/past-events/2011/04, similar to the functionality of WP Archives widget. However, my events should be archived by the
event_date meta value. Also, if, say for April 2011, there are more events than my
Blog pages show at most setting, I would like to have a correct pagination for pages. And ideally, when viewing a single event I would have correct previous and next event links within that archive page. Hope that makes sense.
I'm using WP3.1 I've gone as far as specifing
has_archive setting for the CPT. I did look around, but got confused how to proceed. Is that something I have to write myself or it could be done with WP functions or plugins?
Would really appreciate any help and tips.
Many thanks, Dasha