What is it?
Your Igloo community supports content archiving and retention schedules. Content that is no longer relevant to the needs of your community members can be easily archived. This feature allows you to manage archiving Policies and view content that is Archived or in Queue to be archived. Only community administrators can access the Manage Archive feature. However, Space Administrators can view the Queued and Archived content of their space.
Features and functionality
The following features are found in the Manage Archives area:
The Queue displays the items that are scheduled to be archived. If you need to prevent an item from being archived, select Do not Archive. If you need to postpone the archiving of a content item, select Postpone. A prompt will be displayed allowing you to select when to Postpone the archival for.
This displays the items that have been recently archived. From here, it is also possible to restore content that has been archived.
Retention Policy Settings
This allows you to create rules to archive content for Blog articles, Calendar events, Files, Forum posts or Microblog posts. You can set the rule to work a given number of days, weeks, months, or years following a specific event relating to that item.
The following combinations of rules can be seen in the image below.
Enable archiving for the following content types - This allows you to select the content types that will allow archiving.
Grace Period - Rather than being archived immediately, items are placed in an archiving Queue for a grace period. This setting allows you to set the grace period (1-15 days).
How to create an Archive Policy
Follow the steps below to create an archive Policy.
Step 1: Open the Control Panel
Selecting the cog located in the top right corner of your community landing page will open the Control Panel.
Step 2: Select, Manage Archive
Manage Archive is listed under the Overview category in the Control Panel.
Step 3: Ensure the tools that you want to set up archiving for are enabled
Select Global Settings listed in the Control Panel and then scroll down to the Archive section. When you select the content types listed, this enables you to create retention rules for them in their respective areas above. You can also select the Grace Period here from this area.
Step 4: Create retention rules
From the provided tool listings, use the dropdowns to create retention rules. To remove a rule, select the “X” option next to the rule.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I enable archiving?
Archiving must be enabled in your community’s Global Settings. Individual channels can be configured to utilize the global archiving Policy from this feature or a different policy as required.
Can space administrators manage the archives for the content within their space?
Space Administrators can view Queued and Archived content in their space. They can also set Archiving Policies on Channels and Content within their space.