I'm in the last few stages of redoing my wordpress theme and I encountered some difficulty trying to redesign my archives page.
Instead of the classic excerpt archives I want to display a page that lists all of the titles for every single post I've made in a long list of links. I thought I'd do this by modifying the wordpress loop used for the main index but instead of posting the content just displaying the title and permalink.
Unfortunately this php code would be a deviation from any template file I have on hand. I created this file to be called archives.php with my template. Now my only problem. How do I create a page in my blog that will use this file?
I couldn't find any clues to how wordpress selects these php files to be displayed so I'm not sure how I would create a new page that uses a different format. Any help would be greatly appreciated.