Snazzy Archives – WordPress Archive Plugin

Snazzy Archives is a visualization plugin for your WordPress site featuring an unique way to display all your posts. Your archive page will never be boring again!

Snazzy archives simply lets you express yourself and your blog. You can select different layouts and special effects, Snazzy archives will make sure your content stands out.

Snazzy Archives in action

Main features

  • Unique visual presentation of blog posts
  • Will work out of the box with all features
  • Posts are scanned for images and youtube videos and shown together with number of comments
  • Different editable layouts (HTML and CSS)
  • Special effects using jQuery
  • Caching available for faster access



dl Live Blogroll

Installation & Usage

  1. Upload the whole plugin folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ folder.
  2. Go to the Plugins page and activate the plugin.
  3. Use the Options page to change your options
  4. Use the code [snazzy-archive] (without one space) in a post or page where you want to display the archive

You may want to edit the CSS file immediately to adjust the look for your blog. Please read the FAQ for explanation how.

Frequently Asked Questions

Supprt questions can be asked in the plugin support forum.

This looks like Tumblr!

The idea comes actually from this page and people from a popular microblogging platform Tumblr have used it on their blogs as well. I have taken the idea further, creating a plugin that is differnt in many ways.

How can I change default size of archive?

Open style-archive.css for editing. This is  the main file for styling information. First element .snazzy describes the main container.

Height attribute is the height of archive, remove the line if you want full height. Same applies to width. If the archive can not fit in the container, scrollbars will be shown like on the picture.

Also you can enable special effect 1 in your plugin options, this will create a so called carousel effect that will further save space.

How do I change the height and width of the posts and pictures?

Just edit the width of .sz_cont element and height of .sz_img element and notice the change immediately.

How can I show archives full screen like you do?

First  create a new empty template file, for example snazzy.php, Then just include header and Snazzy archive call, not the sidebar.Then upload snazzy.php to your theme folder and create a new page on your blog using this template (write page and select this template instead of the default; the option for template is found below the post).

Here is how can one such file look like:

Template Name: Snazzy Archives


<?php get_header(); ?>

<p align="center">
<?php if (isset($SnazzyArchives)) echo $SnazzyArchives->display(); ?>

<?php get_footer(); ?>

How do I edit and add layouts?

Layouts are stored in files snazzy-layout-1.php, snazzy-layout-2.php and so on.. Edit these fles or make your own using the available variables

  • $first_for_day - is the comment first for given day, used usually for additional clearance
  • $title - post title
  • $excerpt - post excerpt
  • $comcount - number of comments
  • $imageurl - url of the post image
  • $youtubeurl - url of the video (without http://)
  • $day, $month, $year - date of post

How do I set carousel options?

Options for carousel (special effect #1) can be found in snazzy-archives.js.php file. You can set how many elements are visible at once (variable visible) and if you change width of the items in your CSS file, do not forget to change it here as well - option def_width (add 16px for default padding).

How can I contribute?

You can create your own custom layouts and special effects! Send them to me for inclusion in future versions. Also you can send your feedback, bug reports and suggestions.

Change log

- Added caching
- Added option to load images
- Added option to specify page id, so the scripts load only that page

v0.6 - Added options to show years in rows and months in reverse order (thanks Jorge Sierra!)
v0.5 - IE fix and xHTML compliance
v0.4 - bug fix release. changed the code to [snazzy-archive]
v0.1 - First release

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  1. Mindy
    Apr 8th, 2012 2:57 PM

    Love this plugin but it is not updating - new posts are not showing. I've disabled snazzy cache but it is still not displaying the new post. Please help.

    Another issue is that it takes a long time to load the archive page because there are many posts on the site. Is there a way to prevent loading of all posts at once, and load the posts only when the reader scrolls to the next month (I'm using the carousel effect).

    Thanks! :)

  2. Mar 8th, 2012 12:03 AM

    I'm having the same problem. Nothing after November 2011 is displaying. Here is the page with the issue:

    Did you get a response on fixing it?

  3. Mar 4th, 2012 7:30 PM

    I've been using snazzy archives for some time and truly love it. I'm using wordpress 3.3.1 now and it seems all my February and march posts will not display. I've tried to deactivate the plugin and re-install but nothing works. I've tried to change some settings but nothing changes. Does this have to do with my upgrade to 3.3.1?

    here is the page with the issue -->

    thank you!

  4. Feb 7th, 2012 10:27 PM

    This works great, thank you so much! I wish there was a way to adjust the portion of the picture or make the image fit within the size limitation

  5. Jan 30th, 2012 2:41 AM

    i need an archive page in order to send my sold items so my shop doesnt look cluttered. i like to use it as proof of items i have sold. how can that be done with your plugin?

  6. Jan 28th, 2012 4:11 PM

    Is there a way to have the archives run horizontal rather than vertical?

  7. Jan 14th, 2012 5:51 PM

    Odličan plugin za arhivu, jako mi se sviđa, što kazati nego svaka čast Vladimir!

  8. Jan 6th, 2012 12:06 AM

    I love Vladimir's plugins. They are really just perfect and very useful for SEO too. Therefore I use a few of his plugins. Today I noticed this plugin and after a small effort on it, I could make it functioned for my website.

    Thanks a lot Vlado. Keep on creating !

  9. Dec 31st, 2011 11:26 AM

    Hello Vladimir, grazie 4 vey wonderful plugin.
    A curiosity: how can I bring up the archives only between certain dates, for example: from 01.01.2011 to 31.10.2011?
    Thank you for your courtesy. Happy New Year

  10. Dec 28th, 2011 5:13 AM

    U're awesome dude.. :D
    Thanks for your great plugin!

  11. Dec 15th, 2011 11:55 PM

    Hi Vladi
    Your Archiv works realy great, but:
    I want to set the year above the month
    'cause it saves space.
    can you help me please
    look here:
    Liebe Grüße

  12. PAT
    Nov 22nd, 2011 5:37 AM

    Hi, looks nice but my thumbnails do not work? Is there a setting I'm missing or a way post must be set-up?

  13. Nov 2nd, 2011 4:27 PM

    Hi Vladmir, this is wonderful! I just installed it, but the only problem I have is that I'd love if the photos were resized proportionally instead of a part of it being visible. Can I make the mosaic look like a how a cluster of photos look like on flickr instead of what they currently do ( Thanks for your help! Appreciate it.

  14. Sep 20th, 2011 3:44 AM

    much for this cool plug-in. i really like this look and feel. am trying to make it full page with guidance you..

    • NewUser
      Oct 1st, 2011 8:29 AM

      Have WP 3.2.1 with this plugin and no thumbnails. HELP does anyone have this fix

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