I'm having some trouble with a yearly archive page not working with my current permalink structure (see http://wordpress.org/support/topic/archive-for-year-is-showing-indexphp).
I have no idea if this query will be resolved in the future, but it has made me look at the permalink options in WP admin and wonder if this could offer more control than it currently does.
Specifically I would really like to have an easy way to make a custom permalink structure for date-based archives, in the same way that category and tag archives can be customised. This would enable me to have /news/archive/year/month/day for example, without having to set my whole permalink structure to /news/archive/<etc>.
If there is an easy way to do this that I have overlooked I'd really appreciate it if someone pointed it out!