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Archive problem?

Hi guys...

I have couple of custom post types and I want to create page that will show their posts on one page, like a list...

So I read that I need to create -archive.php- or it is -archives.php- files as template, so I did that...

Then I read that to access them I would go to -my url/news- if my custom post type is news, but I keep redirecting to index.php and not archive file?

Can you please help me out?

1 Answer

Raymon Oleaga
Raymon Oleaga
19,298 Points


So you basically want to display the posts on a custom post type on page? I don't believe you need the archives.php for that. You can actually display them in any page you want.

Are you adding the WP_query to you the you want the custom post type to display?

so your page would look something like this:

            <?php while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); ?>

            <?php the_title(); ?>
            <?php the_content(); ?>

        <?php endwhile; // end of the loop. ?>



    $args = array (

        'post_type' => 'name of the post type here'


    $the_query = new WP_Query ($args);
<?php while ( $the_query->have_posts() ) : $the_query->the_post(); ?>

            <?php the_title(); ?>
            <?php the_excerpt('name of the post type'); ?>
            <?php the_permalink() ?>

<?php endwhile; // end of while ?>

Also check out this part of the WP Theme track:


You should check all the videos from that part of the course

Hope it helps!