A more user friendly way to present archived Articles
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
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
MENU LINK called THE ARCHIVE
Location: Bottom Menu.
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.
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.
WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support
We coach, help and support managers with responsiblity for Joomla! websites in organisations across Cheshire, Manchester, Merseyside, North West England and the UK.