4 Navigation Widgets
If you have a website with large archives, current WordPress archive widgets are not adequate to display that. Widgets output will get too long and it is not very useful to website visitors. Four navigation widgets in GD Clever Widgets will show only parts of the archives lists and use AJAX to load more data. This also works for deeper levels in the archives hierarchy.
Taxonomy Terms Archive
Use any taxonomy (preferably hierarchical, like Categories) to show the tree of the taxonomy terms archives. Set optional root term, detect terms, mark current term, set sorting, display posts count or filter using post type to narrow the terms displayed.
Generate hierarchy from any default or custom post types posts (preferably hierarchical, like Pages) and display pages tree with options to set root page, detect page, mark the current page, sort using different criteria and control how they are displayed.
You can configure characters to open, close levels (it can even use FontAwesome icons), set up styles, before and after HTML content and many other things. Each of 4 navigation widget has additional options for sorting, levels and more. Animation for opening the levels can be controlled too.
Date Based Archives
The plugin can generate hierarchy from date based archives using Decades, Years, Months and Days. You can set sort order, the number of items displayed and other things. The plugin can mark current date archive if the widget is displayed on such archive page.
WordPress Menu Navigation
If you use WordPress Menus, you can build hierarchical navigation menu and use it with this widget. You can set up the root item from the menu and only show that part of the menu, or use detection based on the current page (limited precision).
Right now the plugin doesn’t have internal cache so it can’t remember previously opened positions automatically, or remember tree navigation, but this is already in plans for one of the future plugin versions.