Once you get going with a WordPress site, you might just end up with a long history. This URl trick is useful to find anything you have written (or someone else) just by knowing the patterns of the automatic Date archives.

Start with the main blog URL

Okay, here is a nice one: http://cogdogblog.com/

Add a year

Let’s see what this blogger did in 2019 https://cogdogblog.com/2019/

Not bad, 125 posts.

Add a month

What were they writing about here in August of 2019? https://cogdogblog.com/2019/08/

Only 7 posts? They must have been on summer vacation…

Add a day

What was happening here on August 5 of 2019? WordPress knows https://cogdogblog.com/2019/08/05/

Two posts in one day! This is some blogger.


Maybe this could work for your portfolio site? Or just trying to find things you wrote from a special time period. Or generating some data to track your monthly output. Or to find out what some blog was doing in 2009.

Knowing this let’s you explore any WordPress site from any chronological lens, not just reverse chronologically from now.

And like previously seen, we can include multiple parameters to do thing like seeing how many posts about SPLOTs I did in 2014 https://cogdogblog.com/?m=2014&s=splot

Now that is clever, eh? Slice and dice your blog in time and keyword (or category or tag…)


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