Adding an archive in the Ocean Mist theme on WordPress.com

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  • #258269

    I’m trying to add an archive page to http://meop08.wordpress.com/. I know that the author of the Ocean Mist theme has created an archive template page, but there doesn’t seem to be an option to use that template (or any other template, for that matter) where all the FAQs, discussion posts, etc., say it should be. Can anyone tell me how to add an archive or if I even can?

    Thanks in advance.

    #258520

    The version of Ocean Mist used here at wordpress.com does not have the page templates. The only one I know of that does have it is Mistylook.

    #258521

    justjennifer
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    I’m not sure this is true for all themes here on wordpress.com, but go to Write>Page> and give your new Page a title like “Archive” or somesuch.

    Don’t write a word on that page but scroll down to “Advanced Options” and you’ll see “Page Template”. Open the drop down menu and select “Archives”. Save and preview your page and hopefully you’ll have an archive page showing your Posts by date and by Category.

    #258522

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    TSP-then Cutline as well. Not sure about others. It would have to be looked into. :)

    #258523

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Back again, The Journalist does not have the “archive” page option, so it does differ from theme to theme.

    #258528

    Thanks for the answers, folks. I would love to hear from the WordPress.com staff about why they are not including an archive for this theme when the theme itself ships with an archive template.

    #258552

    jj & tsp: Apparently the archive template is not such a rarity – I also found it in Black Letterhead, Chaos Theory, Chaotic Soul and Day Dream (and I only checked the first page of themes).

    #258560

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    @michaelfeldstein-in light of what panaghiotisadam has said, I’d be sending feedback via your Dashboard requesting the archive page be added to Ocean Mist. It might have just been overlooked.

    And I really want to compliment you on the excellent use of the Gallery feature. :) One tiny suggestion, if you don’t mind? Since these images are for web display only, upload the large images at the size they are going to be displayed, ie 750 pixels high x 500 pixels wide. You’ll save a *huge* amount of storage space and people viewing the Attachment pages won’t have to wait so long for the image to load.

    Cheers!

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