The Archived Works feature is basically a built-in collection that can be used to hold artworks you want on your site but may not want in the mix with your active/available works.
Many artists use it for older Sold paintings. Some use it for older paintings that may be available but show a progression of the artist's work or represent a specific period in their work.
This View Archived Works (built-in feature on a live website) is based on a setting in the editing screen for any individual artwork. The setting is Status.
Status has 2 options:
Current: Anything that is set at Current will appear in your artwork portfolio.
Archived: Anything set as Archived will only show in the View Archived Works link.
If you have collections set up, an archived piece (even if it is assigned to a collection) will not show in a collection.
To change Status and have work show only in the Archive:
- login FASO account Control Panel
- click Artwork icon (upper row)
- click on thumbnail (left column) to access editing screen
- for Status, change from Current to Archived
- Save Changes
Repeat for each image you want to show in Archived Works.
For Sold pieces, some artists choose to keep them listed with the Current art or set up a collection for Sold or Archived Works.
In either case,
set the Availability as Sold,
keep Status set at Current.
NOTE: Red Sold dots can actually encourage more sales.
If you prefer not to use View Archived Works, you can contact Support and request that they hide the link for you.