The Archives Page
for WP 1.5
Upload the archives.php in your theme directory (wp-content/themes/themename/). 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 Custom Fields, select _wp_page_template from the dropdown. Leave the Key field blank, and enter archives.php into the Value field.
3. Click Add Custom Field.
4. Voila! Your archive index can be accessed at http://example.com/index.php?pagename=archive-index.
I wanted to create an archive page, but I got so far as to create the page and got stuck. I don't have ANY drop-down menus. I've tried multiple browsers, but there are absolutely NO drop down menus. WHat do I do? :(