Collapse-O-Matic Button

[expand title="Push me" swaptitle="Push" trigclass="noarrow my_button" tag="div"]this is the hidden content[/expand]
Push me
this is the hidden content


.my_button {
background-color: white;
color: black;
border-radius: 6px;
font-family: by;
padding: 5px;
width: 99px;
text-align: center;
border: 2px solid #98FB98; /* Green */

background-color: #eb234c; /* red */
color: white;
text-align: center;

Archive-Pro-Matic Pretty URL Rewrite

The goal is to change an ugly archive url into a pretty url. For example here is a quarterly custom post type archive:

The links are in a format of:

And they would look better with something like:

To accomplish this, first the Add rewrite rules must be checked on the Archive-Pro-Matic settings page:

After the CPT Rewrite Rules has been checked and saved. It might be necessary to flush the rewrite rules by simply navigating to:
Dashboard > Settings > Permalinks – do nothing, and re-save the permalink settings.

Second a custom url rewrite function must be added to the child-theme’s function.php file. This function uses a new filter that has been added to manually overwrite the url that archive-pro-matic uses:

add_filter('apm_archive_link', 'pretty_my_archive_url');
function pretty_my_archive_url($url){
    $url_args = explode('?', $url);
       parse_str($url_args[1], $args);
       if(!empty($args['year']) && !empty($args['q'])){
          $url = $url_args[0].$args['year'].'/Q'.$args['q'].'/';
    return $url;

Now, when we display a quarterly archive for a custom post type, the urls are prettier:

[archives type="quarterly" post_type="donkey" /]

And here is a test of just using the standard yearly archive for a custom post type:

[archives post_type="donkey" /]

Archive Pro Matic Exclude Single Cat

Test to see if a single category can be excluded from an archive list.

[archives type="monthly" cat_id="-51"/]

Archive-Pro-Matic Monthly Sub Post-By-Post

This is a test of a monthly archive that displays a sub-list of post-by-post archives.

[archives type="postbypost" sub_options="true" limit="10"/]


Here are examples of limiting by category. First, using cat_id

[archives type="postbypost" sub_options="true" cat_id="55" limit="10"/]


Next, Using taxonomy and term. This pair can be used for any taxonomy, including category:

[archives type="postbypost" sub_options="true" taxonomy="category" term="archive-pro-matic" limit="10"/]