#2 Feb 22, 2005 05:53
What skin are you using?
Most skins have a _archives.php file in THAT skin's folder. However, all it really does is call the _archives.php file in the /skins folder (one directory above the /skins/[custom skin] folder.
What I generally recommend doing is copying the guts of the /skins/_archives.php into the /skins/[custom skin]/_archives.php file (essentially combining both into just one).
THEN you can modify the _archives.php file for the [custom skin] that you are using & none of the other skins will be affected.
The require statement says to get the _archives.php file in the directory above.
The two files have similarities that will guide you on knowing WHICH parts to copy. Do remember to comment out the require statement after you are done (or just copy over it).
I think this is what you are looking for. :)
Oops. :oops: Maybe not. You were talking about the "look". I was talking more about WHAT is put on the page, not HOW it looks.
The trouble is that the Archive Directory gets shown just like any other page (look at the HTML code and you'll see it's in a 'bPosts' div).
What I did to gain control over mine was edit the _arcdir.php file. Can't remember if I ADDED a DIV, or just ADDED a Class name to an existing div, but either way ... It looks like:
Likewise, you can add class statements to the <a> tag in the _archives.php file mentioned above, for even more control.
Whew ... now you're covered! ;)
Sorry for the long read. :roll: