When I use the archive widget in a sidebar, it creates the normal monthly post archive listing like the following:

  • February 2014
  • January 2014
  • October 2013

and so on. Whenever I click on these links, I get a 404 page.

The urls generated by the archive widget for monthly listings are in this format:


However, manually entering the following url style works:


This shows exactly what I would expect to see (all the posts from February 2014).

I believe that the following code will fix my issue, but I am at a loss as to where to put it.

// Add day archive (and pagination)

// Add month archive (and pagination)

// Add year archive (and pagination)

So, am i on the right track and if so where do i put this code? Thanks!

  • What exactly is "pedestrian" in your URLs? Why do you think that code would address the issue?
    – Rarst
    Feb 26, 2014 at 18:49
  • I don't know if the code will work.. but if you need to put it somewhere put it in functions.php
    – gdaniel
    Feb 26, 2014 at 18:51
  • pedestrian is just one of the pages on the site. i just included it because i was copy and pasting from my site
    – user47912
    Feb 26, 2014 at 19:01
  • How did you go with this @user47912? Did you end up finding a solution? Did @Wrought_steel's solution posted below work for you?
    – Tim Malone
    May 30, 2016 at 10:31

1 Answer 1


It looks like you need to add your news custom post type to the query for archive pages (I had the same problem).

Codex: custom post types to query

Add this code to your functions

    // Show posts of 'post', and 'news' post types on archive page
add_action( 'pre_get_posts', 'add_my_post_types_to_query' );

function add_my_post_types_to_query( $query ) {
    if ( is_archive() && $query->is_main_query() )
        $query->set( 'post_type', array( 'post', 'news' ) );
    return $query;

Just check that your admin post listings are not affected.

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