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  • Hi, newbie to WordPress here. I imported my old blogs from Blogger but now I want to archive them. I made an archive index page but can’t find instructions on getting the archives to be listed there. How do you make archives and then list them? Thanks.

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  • Create a template page for the archives and when writing a page in the wp admin, select the template you want for the page (in the sidebar).

    Thanks, I’ll check that out.

    I don’t see anyplace in the sidebar or anywhere on the screen to choose which template to use. There’s a Write Page tab at the top, but it’s just for adding a new page, not choosing a template.

    I also tried Options–>Reading and set it to 30 days for posts, but it still shows all posts.

    I just noticed something:

    If I look at a specific post, there’s a calendar and archive list on the left. But if I just view the main blog address, the calendar and archive list are gone. Even so, it should never display more than the last 30 days of posts.

    Help please?

    I’m a little confused so here are a couple of questions.

    1. What theme are you using?
    2. Are requiring the archive list only in the sidebar of every page or a whole page dedicated to the archives?

    I’m using the TemplateXtreme Sample 1.0 theme (my blog is at http://www.fether.net/blog/ ).

    I’d like the archive list to appear on the sidebar of every page. It does on individual post pages but I want it also on the “main” page. I tried adding a page for listing the archives just because I have no clue how to get an archive list, not because I want them on a separate page.

    Even so, it should only be listing 30 days of posts per page and not all posts of all time, so maybe that’s a separate problem.

    Ok, now I understand (i really need to ask these questions in the begining). This means altering the sidebar.php. Here’s a start from the codex:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags/get_archives#Displays_Last_10_Posts

    Thanks! The archive list now is doing what I wanted.

    But I’m still getting the whole database of posts listed on the main page. I go into Admin and tell it to only show 7 posts per page but it ignores it. I found http://codex.wordpress.org/The_Loop_in_Action that says it should do that, but it isn’t working.

    Well, the only way I could get it to stop displaying the whole database on the main page was to go into the theme’s index.php and hard-wire the number of posts per page. I went to line 38 where it has query_posts('posts_per_page=-1');
    and changed it to
    query_posts('posts_per_page=7');

    UPDATE:
    It seems to (almost) work now. I just deleted the whole content between the parenthases above. But it’s still showing 7 posts per page even after I changed it to 5 in the admin area.

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