I am looking for solution where I able to get all custom post types in year, month and date archive list. So it can be filters by anything either year, month or date. I am looking for function something like below which I am using to include CPT for authors

function custom_post_author_archive($query) {
    if ($query->is_author)
        $query->set( 'post_type', array('wp_plugin_review', 'png_gallery', 'post', 'news') );
    remove_action( 'pre_get_posts', 'custom_post_author_archive' );
add_action('pre_get_posts', 'custom_post_author_archive');
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    It's tangential to your question, but instead of using remove_action in this case (which avoids affecting subsequent queries in the sidebar and stuff) you can just use is_main_query($query) at the start of the function. That will ensure it only fires on the "main" (first, core) query of the page and not others.
    – jerclarke
    Commented Sep 21, 2012 at 19:02
  • Appreciate and will try and get back to you.. Thanks again Commented Sep 21, 2012 at 19:38

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Your code simply adds post types to the query when on the author archive so to do the same with date archive simply replace is_author to is_date :

function custom_post_date_archive($query) {
    if ($query->is_date)
        $query->set( 'post_type', array('wp_plugin_review', 'png_gallery', 'post', 'news') );
    remove_action( 'pre_get_posts', 'custom_post_author_archive' );
add_action('pre_get_posts', 'custom_post_date_archive');
  • Wonderful! perfect.. superb.. haha thanks a lot... working just like wanted.... :) Commented Aug 21, 2012 at 18:43

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