What is an Archive Article List?
Archive Article List is a menu item type that allows you to display archived articles. Setting up this menu item will create a tab in your menu that users can click to access a list of all of your organization's archived articles. Using an Archive Article List menu item is an excellent way to display past newsletters, press releases, meeting minutes or any other collection of past articles.
How to Set-up an Archived Article List Type Menu Item
Navigate to Website > Menu Manager. Click the edit menu items icon beside the menu to which you wish to add the new menu item.
This will take you to a list of all the existing menu items for that menu. In the top right click the green plus sign to create a new menu item.
Click 'Article Content' and beneath that select 'Archived Article List'.
This will take you to the Menu Item Edit page. Here you will create a title and alias, choose the parent item for your Archive Article List, select whether or not to publish it, and set how the page will open.
Once you have configured the Archived Article List to your desired specifications, Click Save at the top of the page. This will return you to the Menu Item List.
From the menu in the top right, click the Permissions button.
Here you will choose which groups will have access to this menu item. It is important to remember that permissions are not just set on the menu item level; they are also set on the category and article level. Users must have permission to access the menu item, category, and article to see a particular article in the Archive Article List.
How Will an Archive Article List Display to End-Users?
Once you have properly configured your Archived Article List, the new menu item will appear on the selected menu when end-users access your site. Selecting this menu item will display a page with a filter for searching by title or date, as well as a list of all of your archived articles with a brief blurb under each title and potentially some additional information such as created date, author, and last modified date, depending upon the way you have configured your parameters. Parameters are configured on the right side of Menu Item Edit page. To return to the Menu Item Edit page, click on the title of the menu item in the menu item list.
Below is a sample of an end-user view of an Archived Article List.