What is it?
Archiving an article is a means to unpublish it while retaining the ability to view it along with other archived articles in a list. When an article is changed to Archive status, its status is also changed to 'Not Published'. Archived articles can not be viewed anywhere on the site except through an Archive Layout type menu item. Articles can easily be toggled between Archived and Unarchived status. Archiving is a very useful feature for organizing past newsletters, press releases, meeting minutes or any other collection of past articles.
Archived articles appear in gray in the Article Manager list with "Archived" appearing to the right of the title. Articles cannot be edited while in Archived status, and the option to publish or designate as a front page article are grayed-out as well.
How to Archive an Article
To archive an Article, navigate to Website > Articles. This will display a list of all of your articles. Place a check in the checkbox to the left of the title of any article that you would like to Archive.
Once you have selected every article that you wish to archive, click the Archive button at the top of the page.
Your articles are now archived. The titles will appear in gray.
To easily search for your archived articles, select 'Archived' from the '-Select State-' drop down menu at the upper-right corner of the page.
To unarchive an article, click on the word ‘Archived’ in the ‘Published’ column. Click it until the status changes to ‘unpublished’ or ‘published’.
How to View Archived Articles from the Front End
To view a list of Archived articles from the front end of your MC Professional site, you'll need to add an Archived menu item.
To start, navigate to Website > Menu Items. Select the Menu you want to add the new menu item to.
Click the New plus sign in the top right-hand corner.
Choose Article Content > Archived Article List.
Give the menu item a name, select the Parent Item, then Save.
Here's what the Archived Article List looks like on the front end.
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