One of my WordPress sites is a monthly newsletter sent out by a small team to a big organisation that employs over 1,000 people. The main site works well, but I'm working on the archive pages just now.
Every month, one article is designated the 'featured post'. It's given pride of place at the top of the homepage. I do this by applying the tag 'featured' to the post. I know there's probably better ways to do this than tags, but I've got 12 non-technical people posting items to this newsletter and this worked for them before custom post types came along.
On index.php, I do this:
query_posts(array('tag' => 'featured'));
What I'd really like, is to be able to do this on the archives. I'm trying to get it so that, on the monthly archive page, the post tagged 'featured' for that month shows up at the top, followed by the rest of the posts (as normal).
Has anyone else made similar changes to the archive pages before? Google doesn't seem too helpful -- searching for 'wordpress customize archive' just throws up a few CSS tutorials.