This one’s particularly for bloggers who are trying to figure out how to put together their Archives page.
I’d had my Archives widget up, of course, but I saw some really nice archives pages and asked around. I thought it might require a lot of coding or something that would take a lot of time and effort. Nope. Several blog friends directed me to this “clean archives” plugin. I don’t know if it works with anything but self-hosted WordPress blogs. But a fair number of you have those.
Setting it up works like a standard plugin. You just upload it with the FTP and activate it on your plugins page.
Then you go to Write –> Write Page and title it “Archives” or whatever you want to call it. Then go into the Code version of your writer (if you put it in the “Visual” editor, it’ll show up like it’s showing up on this post…just text) and insert this:
Voila. It’s that easy. Just publish the page and it’s done.
The plugin has a readme.txt document which explains other things you can do with the plugin (like making a version for your sidebar).