Please see Core Concepts - Archives for an in-depth discussion of this tag.
The template to create the archives for. If skipped, the current executing page's template will be assumed.
Can be set to either asc or desc for setting the sort order to ascending or descending.
Set this parameter to limit the number of archives listed.
Can be set to list archives starting from this date.
Can be set not to list archives later than this date.
By default, the archives tag will ignore pages that have their publish date set to the future. This parameter can be set to '1' to change this behaviour.
The type of the archives created - valid values are yearly, monthly or daily. If skipped, daily is assumed by default.
As this tag enumerates the archives, it sets a variable named k_count to the number of the current iteration. k_count begins from '0' by default. It can be set to start from any other number by setting this parameter.
Please see Core Concepts - Archives for details of these variables.