With Visual Composer, you can do more than just manage your content. Archive Page Editor is a tool to make a fully customizable archive page template instead of a theme pre-defined archive page.
What’s an archive? It is a special page generated to organize and display a list of posts under a specific post type, category, or tag.
Archive Page Editor allows you to create a template using any layout, unique headers, footers, and sidebars. All changes can be done straight from the Frontend editor and no coding skills are needed.
Note: Archive page editor works only for regular (default) post types and default taxonomies. It means you can’t customize an archive page for custom post types (e.g. portfolio) or an author’s archive.
How to create an archive template with Visual Composer:
- Open your WordPress admin panel;
- Hover over Visual Composer in the left side menu and choose Archives;
- Click on Add Archive (you will be redirected to the front-end editor). Choose the title, customize your page, add any Post Grid element;
- Go back to WordPress and click on Settings under the Visual Composer menu;
- Navigate to Theme Templates and find Archives;
- Select a previously created archive as an archive template.
Note: Post Grid elements are used to list your content and make an archive page template. To list the latest post of the specific post type, choose a Dynamic Archive as a Post Grid data source.