How to Archive Posts Without Deleting Them in WordPress


Have you ever wanted to hide older posts from your blog without deleting them? Wouldn’t it be nice if you can just archive a post similar to archive emails? In this article, we will show you how to archive posts without deleting them in WordPress.

Archive Posts in WordPress

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First thing you need to do is install and activate the Archived Post Status plugin. It works out of the box, and there are no settings for you to configure.

Upon activation, the plugin adds a custom post status called ‘Archived’ to your posts, pages, and custom post types. You can select it by editing a post or page and clicking the status from the drop down menu under Publish metabox.

Archived post status in WordPress post editor

Once you select the archive post statys, click on the update button to update your post.

Your post will be marked as archived, and it will stop appearing on the front-end of your site. You will still be able to search and find the post in the admin area.

Archived post in WordPress admin area

What if you wanted to quickly archive multiple posts at once? Simply head over to the posts screen and select the posts you want to archive.

Bulk editing posts in WordPress

Next, from the bulk actions drop down menu select Edit and click the apply button. WordPress will show you the bulk edit options for the selected posts. Under the status option, choose Archived and click the update button.

Bulk update posts

That’s all. Your selected posts will now be archived.

We hope this article helped archive older posts without deleting them in WordPress. You may also want to check out this article on how to add notification to your old posts.

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