An article can be marked as "expired" after a certain date and is the ideal basis for an archiving system.
Setting an expiration date
To set the expiration date for an article:
- Click Set expiry in the page tools.
- Enter an expiration date. It could be today or any day in the future.
- Enter an expiration comment (optional).
- Click Save
When the expiration date is reached, the page shows the expiration marker "expired" in the title area. Additionally a watermark is shown on the article by default.
Unexpiring a page
To remove the expiration marker from an article, click the drop-down arrow next to the "expired"-marker in the title area and unexpire the page.
List of expired pages
To view all pages that have an expiration date, you can go to Global settings > Tools > Expired pages. From there, users can remove the expiration marker of any page.
Archiving obsolete pages
Administrators can view a log with all expiration activities from the page Special:Log.
- Select the log type Expiry from the drop-down menu.
- Click Show.
You can set the following options in the Config manager.
Additionally, the display of the expiry status can be moved after the page content in the Config manager.