A more user friendly way to present archived Articles
The Joomla! CMS is equipped with a default ARCHIVED ARTICLES Module.
The purpose of this MODULE is to enable a website visitor to browse for ARCHIVED ARTICLES.
A List of MONTHS is displayed in your website when the Module is published.
Default ARCHIVED ARTICLES Module
If you don't like the way the default ARCHIVED ARTICLE Module displays archived articles:
- select Extensions > Modules from the menu at the top of your website's control panel,
- browse for ARCHIVED ARTICLES using the filters above the list of Modules, and
- unpublish it.
The image below is from a typical WYNCHCO website design.
It shows that the Module has been unpublished and assigned to the UNUSED position.
Custom Module called ARCHIVE
Instead of using the ARCHIVED ARTICLES Module we prefer to create and publish:
- a CUSTOM MODULE called ARCHIVE and
- an ARCHIVED ARTICLES Menu Link also called ARCHIVE (in the Bottom Menu).
Here is what the CUSTOM Module called ARCHIVE looks like when published in a WYNCHCO website.
Note: the SEARCH THE ARCHIVE text is a link using the URL of an ARCHIVED ARTICLES Menu Link published in the Bottom Menu (see below).
Select Extensions > Modules from the menu at the top of the screen to see the CUSTOM Module listed in the control panel of a WYNCHCO website.
To see only the ARCHIVE Module use the filters above the list of Modules.
The CUSTOM Module is assigned to the Blog menu Link.
ARCHIVED ARTICLES Menu Link
Location: Bottom Menu.
The ARCHIVE in the Front End
Here is what the ARCHIVE looks like in the front end of a WYNCHCO website design.
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