How to Archive Articles and View the Archive in Joomla - dummies

How to Archive Articles and View the Archive in Joomla

By Seamus Bellamy, Steve Holzner

Archiving articles in stores them on your Joomla site for posterity’s sake, but makes them less visible to your site’s visitors as they will no longer be displayed along with the rest of your site’s content. Once archived, the articles can only be viewed via your Joomla site’s Archived Articles Menu Item, the Archived Articles module, or by searching for the article by name using Joomla’s built-in content filtering features.

You can archive articles easily in Article Manager. (To open Article Manager, click the Article Manager icon in the Administration control panel or choose Content→Article Manager.)

Archive articles in Joomla

To archive articles, follow these steps:

  1. Select the articles you want to archive by checking the check boxes at the beginning of their rows.

  2. Click the Archive button.

  3. Click the State filter box at the top of the page, and change the state to Archived.

    The articles appear in Article Manager with the Archive icon after their names.


Display lists of archived articles in Joomla

You can configure the Archived Articles module to display a list of links to archived articles, arranged by month. Follow these steps:

  1. Choose Extensions→Module Manager in any back-end page to open Module Manager.

  2. Click Archived Articles to open that module’s administration page.

  3. In the Published drop-down menu of the Details pane, select Published.

  4. Make a choice from the Position drop-down list to specify where on the page the Archive module should appear.

    The positions available to you from the Positions drop-down menu may change depending on which template you use.

  5. In the Menu Assignment pane, set the menu(s) you want to link the Archive module to.

    To link the module to the main menu, for example, click the check box button marked Select Menu Item(s) from the List, and select Home in the Menu Assignment list.


  6. Click the Save or the Save & Close button.

  7. View the front page to see your changes.

    Clicking the link would take you to the archived articles for that month and year.