A more user friendly way to present archived Articles

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The Joomla! CMS is equipped with an ARCHIVED ARTICLES MODULE.

The purpose of this MODULE is to enable a website visitor to browse for ARCHIVED ARTICLES. 

When we tried using it we didn't enjoy the experience.

The Joomla! CMS is however very flexible and we used this flexibility to come up with our own method for publishing Archived Articles in our website.

The Joomla! Archived Articles Module

archived articles module

Our Solution

We want to present archived Articles in what we think is a more user friendly way.

Our solution is to instead publish:

  • a CUSTOM MODULE called THE ARCHIVE, and
  • a MENU LINK called THE ARCHIVE.

When a visitor clicks on the link in either the:

  • CUSTOM MODULE, or
  • BOTTOM MENU

they are presented with the ARCHIVE.

We believe this offers a better user experience than when using the default ARCHIVED ARTICLES MODULE. 

CUSTOM MODULE called THE ARCHIVE

archive custom module

MENU LINK called THE ARCHIVE

Location: Bottom Menu.

archive menu link

CUSTOM MODULE SETTINGS

We added the following text to the new THE ARCHIVE module and linked Search the Archive to the URL of the ARCHIVED MENU LINK.

Are you looking for an old blog post?
Search the Archive.
We also made the following changes.

The new ARCHIVE MODULE in the Front End

When published the ARCHIVE MODULE presents a simple Search the Archive link.

The ARCHIVE is presented when the link is selected.

archive front end 

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