Retrieving Articles Outside of Articles
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Articles are stored as Resources in MODX, allowing you to easily utilize them in other MODX Extras. The only thing to note is that Articles have "hidemenu" set to 1 (they are hidden from menus) by default - the reason being to prevent them from showing in menus across your site (Imagine a site with 10,000 Articles - that'd be a big menu!).
For example, this getResources call grabs the latest 8 Articles for you in your Container with ID 10:
[[getResources? &parents=`10` &tpl=`myTpl` &showHidden=`1` &limit=`8` ]]
That's all there is to it!
The Articles Snippet¶
Articles 1.4+ comes with a snippet called "Articles" that you can use to get Articles-specific placeholders for a Container on any Resource in your site. For example, putting this call on your Home page, targeting the Container with ID 10:
[[Articles? &container=`10`]] [[+latest_posts]]
...will show the latest Articles posts for that Container. The snippet makes available all the placeholders in the default Template, which are:
[[+latest_posts]]- This shows the "Latest Posts" widget on the right-hand side of the sample template.
[[+latest_comments]]This shows the "Latest Comments" widget on the right-hand side of the sample template.
[[+comments_enabled]]This will be 1 or 0, depending on if you enabled comments for this container.
[[+tags]]This shows a list of the most commonly used tags across your blog.
[[+archives]]This shows a list of the latest months (or years) in archive format that you've made posts to.
Also, you can use the &placeholderPrefix property on the Articles snippet to add a prefix to the above placeholders, allowing you to have multiple Articles snippet calls on one page.