Hey, I've been using wordpress for years- became very accustomed to a brilliant little archive plugin called "Extended Live Archives" which exists in development on three separate websites, the most current is the Google Code Site. Although you'll find the original plugin here and I took most of my information from the blog of Sairuh Emilus- here. Furthermore on The Glitch I found a working version for 2.7 - so close!
... now, I'm adding the accumulated patches, hacks and thoughtfulness of many bloggers / forum posters to create a semi-working ELA for wordpress 2.8.4.
as explained in my post, it doesn't quite work! it seems to be doing the business on the backend and the PHP looks good too. any ideas? anyone remotely interested in this great plugin anymore: view the official wordpress plugin page here.