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The Articles addon 1.6.1 came with the Archivist addon 1.2.3, so I suppose this ArchivistGrouper snippet is now part of Archivist. No documentation yet from its creator, but I found the available properties in the snippet.

The descriptions in the table are just a guess!!! Someone with more experience or the creator should confirm or adjust these!!


Simply place the snippet wherever you would like to display archive listings in, the parents to grab archives from.

[[!ArchivistGrouper? &parents=`12`]]

Available Properties

Name Description Default
mode Choose between month and year month
itemTpl The chunk that will be used to display each item within a group
parents Comma-delimited list of ids serving as parents.
target The Resource that the getArchives snippet is called on, that will display the results of the archive filter.
depth Integer value indicating depth to search for resources from each parent. 10
hideContainers true
sortBy The field to sort and group results by. publishedon
sortDir Order which to sort by. Defaults to DESC. DESC
dateFormat The date format, according to MySQL DATE_FORMAT() syntax, for each row. If blank, ArchivistGrouper will calculate this automatically.
limitGroups Limits the number of groups returned. 12
limitItems Limits the number of items returned. 0 means no limit?? 0
resourceSeparator \n
groupSeparator \n
filterPrefix The prefix to use for GET parameters with the Archivist links. Make sure this is the same as the filterPrefix parameter on the getArchives snippet call. arc_
useFurls If true, will generate links in pretty Friendly URL format. true
persistGetParams false
cls A CSS class to add to each row. arc-resource-row
altCls A CSS class to add to each alternate row. arc-resource-row-alt
setLocale If true, Archivist will run the setlocale function with your cultureKey setting if your cultureKey is not "en". true
groupTpl The chunk that will be used to display each month/year result. yearContainer (when property mode=year)
monthContainer (when property mode=month)

Almost all of the descriptions are the same properties as mentioned on the Archivist page.


If no templates are given, the defaults are used. As it got me puzzled how to create my own template for the groups, I dived into the source and found this template that is used as monthContainer:

<li><a href="[[+url]]">[[+month_name]] [[+year]]</a>

Notice the placeholder [[+resources]] that passes on the results to the itemTpl.

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