Archives

GW Drupal allows you to create archives of Articles and Events in both the Classic and Editorial themes. These archives can be set up in two different ways:

  • Default: Displays all past content, with the option to limit by subtype. This is the most commonly used archive option and easiest to maintain. 
     
  • Site Placement: Displays all past content tagged with a specific Site Placement taxonomy tag. This option is useful if you want to limit which articles/events appear in your archive, beyond just filtering by subtype. For example, maybe you want to display an archive of Research News on one page and Alumni News on another page. 
     

Screenshot of Article Archive page on GW Law School website

Article Archive example from GW Law School

Adding an Article or Event Archive

The initial steps are the same for both the Article and Event archive:

  1. Create a base General Content page for your archive. Include intro copy in the Body field if desired.
  2. Click "Customize this page" at the bottom of the page.
  3. Click the "+" button in the Middle region (on pages with sidebars) or the Top region (on pages without sidebars).
  4. Click on "GW Display Views - Site Placement".

Creating a Default Archive

  1. Select "Article Archives".
  2. If desired, check the "Override Title" box and add a title.
  3. Select the desired type of Article from the dropdown menu.
  4. Set the Display Options field to "Headlines Spotlight". 
  5. Leave the Image Size field as-is.
  6. Check the "Show Image" and "Show Date" options (optional but recommended).
  7. Click "Finish". 
  8. Drag the archive pane below your intro copy. 
  9. Click "Save" at the bottom, then refresh the page. 

 

  1. Select "Event Archives".
  2. If desired, check the "Override Title" box and add a title.
  3. Select the desired type(s) of Event from the dropdown menu. Use control+click (Windows) or command+click (Mac) to select multiple.
  4. Set the Display Options field to "Headlines Spotlight". 
  5. Leave the Image Size field as-is.
  6. Check the "Show Image" and "Show Date" options if desired.
  7. Click "Finish". 
  8. Drag the archive pane below your intro copy. 
  9. Click "Save" at the bottom, then refresh the page. 

Creating a Site Placement Archive

This archive is generated based on the Site Placement taxonomy tag associated with your base page and your Article pages. Before setting up this archive, double check the following:

  • You have a Site Placement taxonomy tag dedicated to this section.
  • All Articles you wish to appear have been tagged with the correct Site Placement tag.
  • Your base General Content page has been tagged with the correct Site Placement tag. 

Once those basics are established, continue with adding the archive to your page:

  1. Select "Article Archives - Site Placement".
  2. If desired, check the "Override Title" box and add a title.
  3. Select the desired type of Article from the dropdown menu.
  4. Set the Display Options field to "Headlines Spotlight". 
  5. Leave the Image Size field as-is.
  6. Check the "Show Image" and "Show Date" options (optional but recommended).
  7. Click "Finish". 
  8. Drag the archive pane below your intro copy. 
  9. Click "Save" at the bottom, then refresh the page. 

This archive is generated based on the Site Placement taxonomy tag associated with your base page and your Event pages. Before setting up this archive, double check the following:

  • You have a Site Placement taxonomy tag dedicated to this section.
  • All Events you wish to appear have been tagged with the correct Site Placement tag.
  • Your base General Content page has been tagged with the correct Site Placement tag. 

Once those basics are established, continue with adding the archive to your page:

  1. Select "Event Archives - Site Placement".
  2. If desired, check the "Override Title" box and add a title.
  3. Select the desired type of Article from the dropdown menu.
  4. Set the Display Options field to "Headlines Spotlight". 
  5. Leave the Image Size field as-is.
  6. Check the "Show Image" and "Show Date" options (optional but recommended).
  7. Click "Finish". 
  8. Drag the archive pane below your intro copy. 
  9. Click "Save" at the bottom, then refresh the page.