archive link not working in wp.
I am sure this will be something crazy obvious. But I can't see it.
In my sidebar i have a few link.
i just added one to the archive page. (it is in the same folder/dir as the other usual wp page (index, footer, header, sidbar...))
the link is
the archive page is of course archives.php (also tried to rename as cakes.php just to test...)
<li><a href="/cakes/">the other</a></li>
I also tried to do as I have seen in another page w/an archive as
but always get a 404.
the index link works fine, the google links as well. but cakes and archives do not.
is there a function or wp standard I am missing please?