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Luke Oatham

Yes I would stop using the archive plugin. But you’re relatively protected within an intranet, and unless you have a member of staff operating malevolently outside of the civil service code, I wouldn’t say this was high risk.

I’ve been reading research showing that staff rarely trawl back through news archives, and some intranets have removed “News” as a main option. However, for continuity or filling in background information for a particular story or campaign, categorisation and tags can help.

You can use news type, tags and teams to categorise news. Staff will be able to navigate archives by type or tag, and individual news stories will highlight recommended stories based on similar categorisations. You can use the feature news widget to highlight different flavours of news on the homepage, or the aggregator template can showcase news by team.