Creates a reactive filterable interface for a posts archive.

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import nycopportunityNycoWpArchiveVue from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/@nycopportunity/nyco-wp-archive-vue';


NYCO WordPress Archive Vue

This Vue.js component creates a reactive filterable interface for a post archive on a WordPress Archive. Uses the WordPress REST API for retrieving filters and posts. Fully configurable for any post type (default or custom). Works with multiple languages using the lang attribute set in on the html tag and the multilingual url endpoint provided by WPML.

This component does not include an HTML template but it can be extended by a parent component and configured with the template, script, and style tags.



Install this dependency in your theme.

npm install @nycopportunity/wp-archive-vue


This example is pulled from the ACCESS NYC WordPress theme. The live example can be seen on access.nyc.gov/programs. It notably uses the Vue.js createElement method and pre-rendering features to avoid the use of unsafe eval() method (creating code from strings) by the application.

Register a REST route for terms

It is recommended to register a new REST route that will return the list of terms for the post type that will be queried.

add_action('rest_api_init', function() {

   * REST Configuration

  /** @var  String  Namespace for the current version of the API */
  $v = 'api/v1';

  /** @var  Number  Expiration of the transient caches */

  /** @var  String  Language of the request (defined by WPML) */
  $lang = (defined('ICL_LANGUAGE_CODE')) ? '_' . ICL_LANGUAGE_CODE : '';

  /** @var  Array  Post types and terms that have corresponding transient caches */
  $transients = array(
    'programs' => 'rest_terms_json' . $lang

   * Returns a list of public taxonomies and their terms. Public vs. private
   * is determined by the configuration in the Register Taxonomies plugin.
   * It is recommended to use the Transients
  register_rest_route($v, '/terms/', array(
    'methods' => 'GET',
    'callback' => function(WP_REST_Request $request) use ($exp, $transients) {
      $transient = $transients['programs'];
      $data = get_transient($transient);

      if (false === $data) {
        $data = [];

        // Get public taxonomies and build our initial assoc. array
        foreach (get_taxonomies(array(
          'public' => true,
          '_builtin' => false
        ), 'objects') as $taxonomy) {
            $data[] = array(
              'name' => $taxonomy->name,
              'labels' => $taxonomy->labels,
              'taxonomy' => $taxonomy,
              'terms' => array()

        // Get the terms for each taxonomy
        $data = array_map(function ($tax) {
          $tax['terms'] = get_terms(array(
            'taxonomy' => $tax['name'],
            'hide_empty' => false,
          return $tax;
        }, $data);

        set_transient($transient, $data, $exp);

      $response = new WP_REST_Response($data); // Create the response object

      $response->set_status(200); // Add a custom status code

      return $response;

Configure the component

Create a proxy module that extends the archive methods and passes any desired configuration. For the sake of this example it can be named my-archive.js.

'use strict';

 * This script handles configuration for the Archive.vue component. It
 * is scoped to set the post type, initial query, initial headers, endpoints,
 * for the post type, and template mappings for filter and post content.
 * Template mappings are passed to the Vue Components of the application.

import Archive from 'node_modules/@nycopportunity/wp-archive-vue/src/archive.vue';

export default {
  extends: Archive,
  props: {
    perPage: {
      type: Number,
      default: 1
    page: {
      type: Number,
      default: 5
    pages: {
      type: Number,
      default: 0
    total: {
      type: Number,
      default: 0
    paginationNextLink: {type: String},
    strings: {type: Object}
  data: function() {
    return {
      type: 'programs',
      query: {
        per_page: this.perPage,
        page: this.page
      headers: {
        pages: this.pages,
        total: this.total,
        link: 'rel="next";'
      endpoints: {
        terms: '/wp-json/api/v1/terms',
        programs: '/wp-json/wp/v2/programs'
      history: {
        omit: ['page', 'per_page'],
        params: {
          'programs': 'categories',
          'populations-served': 'served'
      maps: function() {
        return {
          terms: terms => ({
            active: false,
            name: terms.labels.archives,
            slug: terms.name,
            checkbox: false,
            toggle: true,
            filters: terms.terms.map(filters => ({
              id: filters.term_id,
              name: filters.name,
              slug: filters.slug,
              parent: terms.name,
              active: (
                  this.query.hasOwnProperty(terms.name) &&
              checked: (
                  this.query.hasOwnProperty(terms.name) &&
          programs: p => ({
            title: p.acf.plain_language_program_name,
            link: p.link,
            subtitle: p.acf.program_name + ((p.acf.program_acronym) ?
              ' (' + p.acf.program_acronym + ')' : ''),
            summary: p.acf.brief_excerpt,
            category: {
              slug: p.timber.category.slug || 'PROGRAMS',
              name: p.timber.category.name || 'NAME'
            icon: p.timber.icon,
            status: p.timber.status
  computed: {
     * Inserting this computed property into the template hides the server
     * rendered content and shows the Vue app content.
    initialized: function() {
      if (this.init) {
        let main = document.querySelector('[data-js="loaded"]');


    categories: function() {
      return [this.terms.map(
        t => t.filters
          .filter(f => f.checked)
          .map(f => f.name)
  created: function() {
    this.getState() // Get window.location.search (filter history)
      .queue() // Initialize the first page request
      .fetch('terms') // Get the terms from the 'terms' endpoint

Create a view template

This is where the reactive DOM for your view is added. Import the my-archive.js into your file. For the sake of this example it can be named my-archive.vue.

  <!-- HTML Here -->

  import MyArchive from 'my-archive.js';
  export default MyArchive;

Import and Pre-render

Finally, import the application and components used to render the data then create the archive element and mount components to it.

/* eslint-env browser */

// Libraries
import Vue from 'vue/dist/vue.runtime.min';
import localize from 'utilities/localize/localize';

// Components
import CardVue from 'components/card/card.vue';
import FilterMultiVue from 'components/filter/filter-multi.vue';
import MyArchive from 'my-archive.vue';

((window, Vue) => {
  'use strict';

   * Programs Archive

  (element => {
    if (element) {
       * Redirect old filtering method to WP Archive Vue filtering

      let query = [];
      let params = {
        'categories': 'categories[]',
        'served': 'served[]'

      Object.keys(params).forEach(key => {
        let datum = element.dataset;
        if (datum.hasOwnProperty(key) && datum[key] != '') {
          query.push(params[key] + '=' + datum[key]);

      if (query.length) window.history.replaceState(null, null, [
          window.location.pathname, '?', query.join('')

       * Get localized strings from template

      let strings = Object.fromEntries([
      ].map(i => [
        i.replace('ARCHIVE_', ''),

       * Add Vue components to the vue instance

      Vue.component('c-card', CardVue);
      Vue.component('c-filter-multi', FilterMultiVue);

       * Pass our configuration options to the Archive method (including Vue)

      new Vue({
        render: createElement => createElement(MyArchive, {
          props: {
            perPage: parseInt(element.dataset.perPage),
            page: parseInt(element.dataset.page),
            pages: parseInt(element.dataset.pages),
            total: parseInt(element.dataset.count),
            paginationNextLink: element.dataset.paginationNextLink,
            strings: strings

})(window, Vue);

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