Autofocus 1.0.1: Make an Archive page

If you are setting up your blog using the original Autofocus theme, you will have noticed that you don’t have an archive link. Now, you can just go get Autofocus+, instead, which includes archives and all other sidebar info at the bottom. But if you want to stick with 1.0.1 (I’m very fond of its stubbornly minimalist personality) and just want a separate archive page, you can do that. It’s quite simple, but there are some things to be aware of.

To create an archives page, just go to “Pages” > “Add New” and create a page and name it “Archives” or whatever you want to call it. Under “Page Attributes,” choose “Archives Page,” and click “Publish”. Now go to “Appearance” > “Widgets, ” and drag over the Archives widget (and whatever else you want to show up on your new page) into the sidebar column, then go back to “Pages” and in quick edit, click “Update,” and your sidebar info will show up on your new page (and the new page will show up on the front page).

The only thing is, you may want to keep track of how well the new page updates. In my experience so far, the archives do update automatically, but I also have categories and some other things on my page, and they don’t always seem to update. If you find that your page is not reflecting the newest additions for whatever you have chosen to appear there, just go to “Pages,” select your Archive/whatever-you-called-it page and click “Update.”

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The above image is by artist Lori Nix, from her great diorama series, “The City” series, about which she says:

In my newest body of work “The City” I have imagined a city of our future, where something either natural or as the result of mankind, has emptied the city of it’s human inhabitants. Art museums, Broadway theaters, laundromats and bars no longer function. The walls are deteriorating, the ceilings are falling in, the structures barely stand, yet Mother Nature is slowly taking them over. These spaces are filled with flora, fauna and insects, reclaiming what was theirs before man’s encroachment. I am afraid of what the future holds if we do not change our ways regarding the climate, but at the same time I am fascinated by what a changing world can bring.

PHOTO CREDIT:  Lori Nix

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