I've been tracking an issue with category based archives by month, day or year.
<?php $args = array(
'type' => 'monthly',
'limit' => '',
'format' => 'html',
'before' => '',
'after' => '',
'show_post_count' => false,
'echo' => 1,
'order' => 'DESC'
It seems as though there should be a 'cat => $id' argument to avoid issues that the community has constantly asked for. ei see stackoverflow, http://bit.ly/1eN59nX etc... there are also unkept plugins which use rewrite rules to get the desired month+category based archives.
Perhaps this argument could first look to the existing archive hierarchy:
This hierarchy seems to be "stubbed" out for this category functionality missing from the existing archive functions.
If there's anything I can do to help this please give me a hoot. @BenRacicot