I am trying to apply a custom template for an Archives page.
When I create the page and select the appropriate template, nothing changes. If I go to edit the page, the template is no longer selected in the drop down menu.
I have researched for hours and am sure I have not made the error of using the wrong file name (ie: is named 'archives.php' so as not to clash with 'archive.php'
I have also tried to use different code for archives.php (the template) but nothing will ever show, and the same problem exists in that the selection of template disappears from the drop-down menu.
I have seen other pages with theme and functioning Archives pages, so maybe by providing that link it may help you folk identify what I'm doing wrongly.
n.b. As an aside, I have noted that wordpress.com have released a tweaked version of the theme (see here) any idea how I can download/install their version? It might work? I can't seem to find *any* version by searching through my site admin area.
Thanks so much folks.