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How to create an Archives.php page (and use the Archives special pages settings)


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I read http://www.pagelines.com/wiki/How_to_Use_Special_Pages but I must be expecting more than what's built into PageLines, or I must be missing something...


When I go to create a new page, I see options for Default Template, Template 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5…. but no "Archives" page (screenshot: [url="http://cl.ly/image/2y21292j1418"]http://cl.ly/image/2y21292j1418[/url] ).

[url="http://codex.wordpress.org/Creating_an_Archive_Index"]http://codex.wordpress.org/Creating_an_Archive_Index[/url] says that's the way to create an Archive Index -- by selecting a page template.

Please explain how to create an archives page for PL.

Thank you.

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Hi,

You could just use a plugin - http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/smart-archives-reloaded/

Remember that PageLines isn't built like a standard Wordpress theme so creating a page like that wont work. What you would probably best off doing would be creating your own section based on the archive code provided on the Wordpress codex page.

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A more straight forward question: when/how / in what situations are the PageLines Archive drag and drop settings displayed?

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Hi,

I apologise but I am not quite sure what you mean, can you go into greater detail please.

Are you referring to Archive template from Page Options ?

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The archive template is going to be displayed mainly for dated archives - ie: october 2011, something like that. It should also pull for all posts in a taxonomy other than category or tag, as those have their own templates.

Other things that would traditionally use the archive template like custom post type archives get their own page template automatically created for them in pagelines that you will see in the drag n drop page templates.

Hope that helps!

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I now understand that, other than being applied to .com/2012/09/ sort of archives, there's no built-in way to create a customized archive page template.

Thank you for confirming this for me.

Please provide a link to the "how to build your own section" documentation.

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Check out the [url="http://developer.pagelines.com/resources/"]Developer Resources[/url]. In the essential training videos, Andrew walks through the process of developing a basic section, and in the downloadable Developer Kit, there is an example section in there you can use with lots of commented documentation throughout.

Good stuff.
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I now understand that, other than being applied to .com/2012/09/ sort of archives, there's no built-in way to create a customized archive page template.

Thank you for confirming this for me.

Please provide a link to the "how to build your own section" documentation.

I am also having problems with this issue. The dms editor does not appear on archive pages...

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Hi Toddlo

 

This thread relates to the PageLines Framework which was a previous product, it didn't work in the same manner as the new DMS system does so the above won't help unfortunately.

 

I've responded to your original thread with some suggestions on the editor.

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