In WordPress, an archive is a collection of posts, pages, or custom post types that are grouped together based on certain criteria, such as date, category, author, or tag.
WordPress automatically creates archive pages for each of these criteria, allowing users to easily navigate through content and find what they’re looking for.
For example, if you have a blog with multiple categories, WordPress will create an archive page for each category that displays all posts related to that category. Similarly, WordPress will create archive pages for each month and year, allowing users to browse through posts by date.
Archives can be accessed through the website’s navigation menu or through links within the website’s content. The appearance and functionality of archive pages can be customized using WordPress themes and plugins.