• While working with WordPress there are number of incidences when we need to display all the posts to in a single page.
  • In fact displaying post is the basic task in any WordPress website.
  • So in this article we will learn how to display all our WordPress posts on a single page.
  • WordPress is a nice CMS that offers multiple ways to accomplish our task easily.
  • Here, we will look at some of the methods to display all posts in a single page.
  • Please kindly note this method does not include pagination. Means all post are displayed without pagination.
  • If you want to display all posts with pagination, simply read our article for the same.

When to Display All Posts on a Single Page?

  • WordPress has built in archive pages for each category, tags, author, and date but majority of the blog owners create their own custom archives page for their site that shows a list of popular posts, date wise archive, category list or something like that.
  • Some blogs simply display a list of all their WordPress clickable post titles on one page so that user can click on the post title to read it.

Showing All Posts on a Single Page

  • As we said before, number of alternatives are available to display all posts on a single page such as:
  1. Using a blog page
  2. Using a shortcode
  3. Using a plugin
  4. Using a custom template and loop.

In this article, we will try to cover all three methods step by step.

Method 1: Uisng a blog Page
  • This is the easiest method to show all posts in a single page.
  • It involves neither any plugin nor coding to do so.
  • By default WordPress puts all the posts into the blog archive so to display all the posts on a single page all you need to do is simple create a new page with and call it “blog” page.
  • Do not write anything on that page. Include that blog page on your navigation menu and you are done!
  • When you click on the blog page on the navigation menu it will show all posts automatically.
Method 2: Using Posts Shortcode Plugin
  • First thing you need to do is install and activate the Display Posts Shortcode For more details, read our article on how to install a WordPress plugin.
  • This plugin does not require any settings to configure.
  • First of all create a new page and call it Archives or anything you like.
  • After that, paste the following shortcode in your page.
[display-posts posts_per_page="1000" order="DESC"]
  • This shortcode will simply display a list of all your post titles in a chronological order.
  • In our example, it is set to display maximum 1000 posts per page but you can change it as per your requirement.
  • You can also change the post order to ASC which will display posts in a reverse chronological order (i.e. older posts first).
  • It also allows showing excerpts, thumbnails, and other related information but normally, I don’t recommend doing that.
  • To limit page size, it is enough to display only post titles for each post as a link rather than displaying full post.
  • You can refer to their documentation page for detailed instructions.
Method 2: Using Plugin
  • There are number of plugins available on the WordPress website that can be used to display your post with different criteria in variety of ways without writing a single line of code.
  • You can visit the official website of the WordPress and search for the specific plugin that meets your criteria.
  • Some examples are  Simple Yearly Archive, Advanced Post List , Posts Listing, WordPress Posts Listing Plugin, WP Alphabet Listing Plugin, W4 Post List
  • Here we will look at Simple Yearly Archive plugin.
Simple Yearly Archive
  • Displaying all WordPress posts on a single page can make it too long to scroll.
  • To fix that we can display all post in a yearly-based list where user can click on specific year to see all the posts published to that year.
  • Yearly Archive is a simple and easy to use WordPress plugin that allows you to display your archives in a year-based list.
  • Its working mechanism is mostly like the usual WP archive, but displays all published posts separated by their publishing year.
  • It also allows displaying posts from certain categories, and much more.
  • First you need to install and activate the Simple Yearly Archive
  • After installing, go to the plugins option under your WordPress DashBoard and click on installed plugins
  • It will show a list of all installed plugins. Find out Simple Yearly Archive plugin and click on Activate
  • Now go to Settings » Simple Yearly Archive page to configure plugin settings as shown in below image.



  • It allows you to display list of posts in a variety of ways. You can show them all under links to yearly archives, or you can show them under collapsible years.
  • If you want to display them under collapsible years, then you need to add <div> and </div> next to the option ‘Before / After (Year headline)’.
  • Rest of the plugin options is self-explanatory so just play around with different options to meet your requirement.
  • When you done click on “Update options” to save changes you have done.
  • Now to display all your posts on a page, simply add [SimpleYearlyArchive] shortcode to the page you wish to display posts.
  • The plugin offers a variety of parameters that can be used with the shortcode. Refer  plugin’s documentation page for complete description on list of parameters .
Method 3: Using Custom Page Template
  • Although displaying posts using plugin is the easiest way, there are circumstances in which you may want to do it with custom page templates.
  • Using custom page template is also good for website performance since it minimize the plugin load.

First create a custom page template and copy the default styling from your page.php template file.

  • After that, copy and past the following code to display all posts in one page.
<?php if ( have_posts() ) : ?>
          <!-- the loop -->
     <?php while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); ?>
           <li><a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></li>
    <?php endwhile; ?>
         <!-- end of the loop -->
<?php else : ?>
   <p><?php _e( 'Sorry, no posts matched your criteria.' ); ?></p>
<?php endif; ?>
  • The above code simply displays list all post titles. You can click on it to read full post.
  • If you wish to display full post instead of clickable title, just add
<?php the_content(); ?>  below the
<li><a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>"><?php the_title();?></a></li>

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