Header for Date Archives

If you go to the day, month, or year archive of your blog it will most likely look exactly like your main blog. There’s nothing that describes the actual time period of the posts you’re viewing. This adds a header to these pages for more context.

* Header for Date Archives
* @author Bill Erickson
* @link http://www.billerickson.net/code/header-date-archives/
function be_date_archive_header() {
if( ! is_date() )
if( is_year() )
$title = get_query_var( 'year' );
if( is_month() )
$title = single_month_title( ' ', false );
if( is_day() ) {
$date = get_query_var( 'day' ) . single_month_title( ' ', false );
$title = date( 'F j, Y', strtotime( $date ) );
if( $title )
echo '<h1 class="archive-title">' . $title . '</h1>';
add_action( 'genesis_before_loop', 'be_date_archive_header' );
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Bill Erickson is the co-founder and lead developer at CultivateWP, a WordPress agency focusing on high performance sites for web publishers.

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