CW-autoarc plugin setup

Open Extensions->Plugins from the Admin menu and search for "cw-autoarc". Click the Plugin, to open it's configuration.

It is highly recommended, to leave the plugin unpublished, until all settings are properly defined as required. At the moment of publication, all rules in the current configuration will be applied immediately!


Administration

in the first tab you'll find only one setting, the Update ID.  Here is, how it looks:




  • Update ID
    Here you need to enter your download ID that is included inyour invoice, in order to authorize your subscription to the auto update server.

Rules for Joomla! articles

You can either move articles from certain categories to another category or to the Joomla! archive, when they expire. The actions will be applied to all articles within the chosen categories, on their "Finish Publishing" date.

Move to category

Move articles from selected categories to other categories, on thier "Finish Publishing" date.

Important: When you set this up the first time, all articles in the selected source categories that have already expired, will also be moved, as soon as you enable the plugin!


Screen shot article settings


  • Select categories
    Select pairs of source and target categories. All expired articles within the selected source categories, will be moved to their respecitve target category.

    Screenshot select categories

  • Remove expiration
    If you set this to "Yes", the expiration date will be removed from documents, after they have been moved, so that they will never expire.

  • Extend expiration date
    If you want articles to expire at some point, after they have been moved, set "Remove expiration" to "No" and define here, how long they should stay published.

    You can define this period in days and months. It is possible, to use either one of them, or both in conjunction.

Tip: You can repeat this process through several categories, by extending the expiration date eg. for 1 month, and re-using categories that are already defined as target, as the source for a new target. This way every month the articles would move one category further, until there is no rule left, that applies to them.

Archive

Move articles within selected categories to the Joomla! archive on thier "Finish Publishing" date.

Screenshot archive articles

  • Select categories
    All expired articles within the selected categories will be moved to the Joomla! archive.

  • Remove expiration
    If you set this to "Yes", the expiration date will be removed from documents, after they have been archived, so that they will never expire.

  • Extend expiration date
    If you want articles to expire at some point, after they have been archived, set "Remove expiration" to "No" and define here, how long they should stay published.

    You can define this period in days and months. It is possible, to use either one of them, or both in conjunction.


  • Remove the featured flag
    Remove affected articles from being "featured".

    Important: This setting applies to all article actions, "Move to category" as well as "Archive"!
    This will be reflected more unambigously in the next update.

Rules for K2 items

You can move items from certain categories to another category, when they expire. The actions will be applied to all items within the chosen categories, on their "Finish Publishing" date.

Move to category

Move items from selected categories to other categories, on thier "Finish Publishing" date.

Important: When you set this up the first time, all items in the selected source categories that have already expired, will also be moved, as soon as you enable the plugin!


Screenshot K2 settings


  • Select categories
    Select pairs of source and target categories. All expired articles within the selected source categories, will be moved to their respecitve target category.

    Screenshot select categories

  • Remove expiration
    If you set this to "Yes", the expiration date will be removed from items, after they have been moved, so that they will never expire.

  • Extend expiration date
    If you want articles to expire at some point, after they have been moved, set "Remove expiration" to "No" and define here, how long they should stay published.

    You can define this period in days and months. It is possible, to use either one of them, or both in conjunction.

  • Remove the featured flag
    Remove affected items from being "featured".

Tip: You can repeat this process through several categories, by extending the expiration date eg. for 1 month, and re-using categories that are already defined as target, as the source for a new target. This way every month the articles would move one category further, until there is no rule left, that applies to them.