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The default Archive widget display monthly archives in a dropdown.

I would like to limit the number of months to 12 (in dropdown).

What filter I should apply in my functions.php?

I tried this, but it gives me parsed error:

function set_number_months($args) {
$args = array('number'    => 12);
return $args;

I also tried with wp_get_archives but same parsed error

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

Use the widget_archives_args filter to add the archives limit.

function my_limit_archives( $args ) {
    $args['limit'] = 12;
    return $args;
add_filter( 'widget_archives_args', 'my_limit_archives' );

And to limit the number of months in Archives widget dropdown use the following drop down filter.

add_filter( 'widget_archives_dropdown_args', 'my_limit_archives' );
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thanks. will try and let you know – Tara Jun 15 '11 at 0:16
I tried, it did not limit to 12. Any more ideas? thanks – Tara Jun 15 '11 at 2:12
Sorry I missed the dropdown part. I have updated my answer with the dropdown filter too. – Hameedullah Khan Jun 15 '11 at 5:03
thanks, it worked. – Tara Jun 15 '11 at 15:48
+1 how to add HTML below the archives widget? – Brad Dalton Mar 1 '14 at 5:26

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