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  • Can someone please advise what I need to do to set up a page with an archive of my blogs? I was following the instructions found here

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Creating_an_Archive_Index

    but I do not understand what this means:

    “In the sidebar open the Page templates box, and select the Archives template. After saving it you will see a new item in your pages list, click on it, and enjoy!”

    I want this because the blog is getting too long to support only using the older posts link at the page bottom. Its almost impossible to find anything.

    Thanks D.

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  • The article is talking about creating a new page template for archives. After you create the template and add it to your theme, it will appear in the page attributes widget as an optional template, selectable when you create a new page.

    at least I’m pretty sure about that, I must admit this is worded kinda bad

    In the sidebar open the Page templates box, and select the Archives template. After saving it you will see a new item in your pages list, click on it, and enjoy!

    I think what they are trying to say is that in the sidebar titled “Page Attributes” there is a dropdown menu listing all the templates you can choose to use for the page you are creating. If you don’t see this sidebar then you most likely need to choose that checkbox which you should see after you slide open your “Screen Options” at the top of the admin screen when you are editing or creating a page.

    If you followed the instructions verbatim then you’ll see a template named Archives. Choose that and save the page and click “Preview Changes”. You should see links to archive pages by month and by category.

    “If you don’t see this sidebar then you most likely need to choose that checkbox which you should see after you slide open your “Screen Options” at the top of the admin screen when you are editing or creating a page.”

    I selected all the items under screen optiosn but I do not see any drop down listing templates under Page Attributes or anywhere on the p[age??

    Why is this not a simple thing? I see it on all the blogs I read?

    D.

    esmi

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    Forum Moderator

    First you need to create a custom page template.

    is the archive.php in my template not the custome page template??

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    No – that’s a standard WordPress template file.

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