The plugin comes with a shortcode which you can insert in any post or page content:
To display only the block, you can do:
Besides the shortcode, there is also a template tag, which you can insert into your theme's template files:
<?php smart_archives(); ?>
The template tag takes two parameters:
<?php $sar_args = array( 'format' => 'fancy', ); $query_args = array( 'post_type' => 'portfolio' ); smart_archives( $sar_args, $query_args ); ?>
$sar_args is an array of parameters specific to the plugin. Normally, these are set via the admin settings page, but you can overwrite them:
$query_args is an array of parameters that will be used to get the list of posts. All the parameters that WP_Query accepts are also accepted here.