The Archive Builder is the newest add-on to the PostX Gutenberg Blocks Plugin. It allows you to specifically show your content. In short, it’s the perfect design addition to the already rich PostX Blocks Builder.
The main focus of the archive builder is to help the user create specific segments of his/her website to showcase to the world. It gives the user more flexibility towards creating something new.
If you’re running an older version of PostX, then it’s probably best to upgrade it. The PostX Archive Builder only supports the PostX [version] or higher.
So, in order to take full advantage of the builder, make sure you have the updated version of PostX.
Also, make sure you have the free version installed on your WordPress Dashboard. So that once you activate the Pro version, you get the add-on features right away.
Activating the Archive Builder
Of course, you need to have PostX installed on your WordPress Site. Again, make sure you are using an updated version of PostX.
Activating the Archive Builder is super simple. All you have to do is:
- Click on ‘PostX’ and choose ‘Add-ons’
- You will now see all the add-ons available with the Pro Version.
- You will see the Builder Add-on on this page.
- Activate it by clicking on the slider button.
The PostX Archive Builder is now ready for use. You should now see the ‘Builder’ add-on on your PostX menu.
Archive Builder Options: Things you can DO!
There are several smart templates you can build with the PostX Archive Builder. You have full liberty to build the archive template from the ground up.
We will now discuss each option in a short detail:
1.Change ‘All Archive Pages’
You can create one template to showcase all your archive pages to look the same.
2.Change ‘All Author Pages’
You can build a template to keep the look of all author pages just the way you want. With one template, you can bring the same default look to all author pages.
3.Change ‘All Date Pages’
You can build a format for all your date pages.
4.Change ‘Search Results’
You can bring changes to the search results with the PostX Archive Builder.
5.Change ‘All Category Pages’
This option is particularly useful when you’re building a blog with various different categories. You can create stunning designs for your post categories with the help of our readymade blocks and starter packs. Of course, you will need the PostX Pro Version to take advantage of all this creativity.
6.Change ‘All Post_tag Pages’
You can showcase your pages with different tags just the way you want.
7.Work with ‘Specific Author’
The PostX Archive Builder gives you the choice to choose a specific author of your site and build a particular archive page to showcase his/her work.
8.Work with ‘Specific Category’
You can choose to build different templates for different categories. All you have to do is choose a category from the list and follow the steps below.
9.Work with ‘Specific Post Tag’
You can also build templates for posts with specific tags. You can follow the steps below to create your templates.
Using the Archive Builder
In order to showcase posts/information efficiently to the blog audience, it is prudent that you take full advantage of the functionalities of the Archive Builder.
We will now show you how you can build an archive template from scratch.
Step 1: Creating a template
We will create a template that shows specific posts in specific categories. To do that, we will have to create a new template. To do that:
- Go to the PostX menu and click on ‘Builder’.
- To add a new template, click on ‘Add New Builder’.
You will now see a window with various options. With our Archive Builder, You can choose to create different templates and show them on different pages. For now, we will create a Category Template that will show the users Specific Categorical Posts.
- Click on ‘All Category Pages’ from the left of the page.
- Give your template a name.
- Select ‘Archive’ from the dropdown.
Once the template is created, you will be able to save your template or edit it.
Step 2: Preparing the Template
You can prepare the template using the readymade blocks/layouts from the PostX Block Editor. Make changes to the template however you feel like!
Also, if you want to add a title to the Category Page, you can use the ‘Archive Title’ to create a title.
***Note: You will need to make changes to the Archive Title in the WordPress Category Settings. Go to Posts>Categories on your WordPress dashboard. Here, you can find specific categories. You can change the description from here.
Step 3: Showcasing Category Posts
Once you click on a specific category in your blog, you will now be able to see the categorical posts in the template you made earlier.
We have created several category archive designs for our blog posts. You can do the same as well.
The goal of the Archive Builder is to offer the user a new experience whenever he/she visits your blog. By doing so, the archive builder gives the user full-on support in terms of creativity.