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What is Archivist?

Archivist is an archive navigation Extra for MODX Revolution. It allows for wordpress-style navigation of Resources, as well as month/year/day archive listing and automatic FURL generation.

If you are looking to create a blog, check out Articles. It includes Archivist in an easy to use form.


  • MODX Revolution 2.0.0-RC-2 or later
  • PHP5 or later
  • Extension requirements may call for FURL use and ".html" be changed to "/" : Content -> Content Types -> HTML (.html) -> /


Archivist was written by Shaun McCormick as a wordpress-style archiving component, and first released on June 3rd, 2010.


It can be downloaded from within the MODX Revolution manager via Package Management, or from the MODX Extras Repository, here: https://modx.com/extras/package/archivist

Development and Bug Reporting

Archivist is stored and developed in GitHub, and can be found here:http://github.com/splittingred/Archivist

Bugs can be filed here: https://github.com/modxcms/Archivist/issues


Archivist has 2 snippets - one to display the month/year/day listing ("Archivist"), and the other to display archive results ("getArchives").


Display archives for your site, with a Month listing for Resources with parents 54 and 55, and then on a Resource ID of 123, display the Resources for that month.

The call for the Month listing:

[[!Archivist? &parents=`54,55` &target=`123`]]

And then on your archives page:


<h2>[[!+arc_month_name]] [[!+arc_year]] Archives</h2>


See Also

  1. Archivist snippet
    1. Archivist tpl
  2. ArchivistGrouper snippet
  3. Archivist.getArchives
    1. Archivist.getArchives.tpl

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