Our Series Twenty Seventeen continues with an example of setting Tag Post display to excerpts using the WordPress archive.php file. We want to go from this:
We’ll do that by adding an archive.php file to our Child Theme.
About the WordPress archive.php file. An archive page in WordPress is referring to a collection of posts grouped by category, author, date, tag, etc. If you look at WordPress file.php you’ll see a number of file templates listed that you can add to your theme along with their function. We could have added a tag.php file and got the same results, but we’ll use the multi-purpose archive.php.
We simply copied the WordPress archive.php file to our Child Theme root, then modified it accordingly.