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I want to build an archive template where only entries older than 12 months show up. Is there an clean and easy way to do so? I only have strange calculations in mind. Something like this would be nice :)

{% for entry in craft.entries.section('news') if entry.postDate > 12monthsago %}
{% endfor %}

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You were close, you can set a postDate param on your craft.entries criteria model. And the Twig filter date_modify helps you to get the DateTime from 12 months ago.

{% set timeAgo = now|date_modify('5:00 -12 months') %}
{% set postDateParam = '< ' ~ timeAgo|date('U') %}

{% set entries = craft.entries.section('news').postDate(postDateParam) %}
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  • Just to understand your code: {% set timeAgo = now|date_modify('5:00 -12 months') %} sets timeAgo to now(5 o'clock) - 12 months or what does the 5:00 stand for?
    – Rattikarl
    Commented Feb 18, 2017 at 23:37
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    Yes, exactly. Set the time to 5 a.m. then go back 12 months. This makes sure that the page changes once per day (at 5 a.m.). See PHP docs for all the possible relative time formats php.net/manual/en/datetime.formats.relative.php
    – carlcs
    Commented Feb 19, 2017 at 11:07

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