I recently adjusted the twentyten theme to display archives in a three column grid. In doing so, it seems that the archive has lost the ability to display posts from the specified taxonomy.

For instance, a taxonomy type is 'Flowers', with a specific flower being 'Rose'. When the 'Rose' archive is displayed, it simply lists all posts. I believe I have narrowed the problem to this line:


I understand that it is just listing all 'uncategorized' posts, but I am at a loss with how to have display a specific taxonomy archive as would normally be done for a category archive.

Any ideas? I am guessing it isn't as hard as I am making it, but I have searched for hours with no luck.

Thanks in advance!

  • 1
    Try just removing the line.
    – Milo
    Commented May 10, 2011 at 21:42

2 Answers 2


you can add the current term to you query so if its category, tag or custom taxonomy you will get the posts with the current term, try changing this:


with this:

$term_slug = get_query_var( 'term' );
$taxonomyName = get_query_var( 'taxonomy' );
query_posts(array('posts_per_page' => 12, 'paged' => $paged, $taxonomyName => $term_slug));

+1 to Milo answer. But if you need to change the post_per_page parameter, try this:

global $query_string;
$paged = (get_query_var('paged')) ? get_query_var('paged') : 1;
  • I understood that you needed archive for a custom post type, not a taxonomy. Sorry!
    – MZAweb
    Commented May 11, 2011 at 1:48

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