I've searched all over and cannot seem to find an answer to my problem. I've just upgraded to WP 2.1 and wanted to make an Archives Page so that I can get rid of all the monthly links in my sidebar.
I've added an archives.php to my theme, did write/write page but when I go to the page template pull down all I have is default template, static page, single. Nowhere is archives listed.
So far I've tried it the way it states in the Codex and I tried the way listed here: http://db.rambleschmack.net/blog/2005/06/28/how-to-make-a-wordpress-archives-page/
Any help would be appreciated.