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  • I’m trying to create an archive index using instructions from

    The Page

    Upload the archives.php in your theme directory (wp-content/themes/yourthemename/). Then from the Admin Panel, Write > Write Page, and choose Add a New Page:

    1. Give your new archives Page a suitable title like Archive Index. Leave the Page content blank.
    2. Under Page Options, set the Template to archives.php.
    3. Click Create New Page.
    4. Voila! Your archive index can be accessed at

    The problem is in step 2. I don’t see a Page Option that allows me to set the template. There’s only Page slug, Page owner, Page Order, and Delete.

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  • Do you have a deafult Page template (page.php)?

    ah, thank you! that was the problem. I was using a custom theme and it did not have the page.php in there. I added the default page.php into the folder and that did not work. So I changed my theme to the default theme and that worked.

    You can create your own page.php file in your favourite theme by saving your index.php as page.php… and editing/deleting out the tags you don’t need. e.g. date, comments etc.

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