This tag examines the url of the current page and populated four variables: y for year, d for day, m for month, and monthtitle (the name of the month referenced in m). With access to those bits of information, your Textpattern install can be customized to do Yearly, Monthly and Daily Archives in a manner similar to what you may have seen from some other CMS.
There was an earlier version of this plugin called mkp_archives that I lost when the Textdrive hosting service went down. But I think this one is actually an improvement anyway. Also thanks to adi_gps and smd_if for some definite inspiration.
Modify or even delete this article? The article list is the place to start.
Change this site’s name, or modify the style of the URLs? It’s all up to your preferences.
Get yourself acquainted with Textile, the humane web text generator which comes with Textpattern? The basics are simple. If you want to learn more about Textile, you can dig into an extensive manual later.