Issues: Overview


Issues are the most common way to organize articles in Rivista.

Publications can have many issues, and issues can have many articles. Issues in Rivista generally correspond to the issues of your print publication.


An issue is identified by a combination of PublicationIssue Period and Year.  The period will depend on how often your magazine releases issues.  More about issue periods

Rivista automatically creates a page for each issue.  This page uses the template issue.tpl which has a a wider left column and a narrow right column. The issue template will pull in the current issue cover and can display links to purchase the issue, subscribe, and view other issues.

Example of an Issue page:



You can choose to have a "subscribe callout" with a link to the issue included at the bottom of each article as well.


Why Use Issues?

  • Issues in Rivista can correspond to the issues of your print publication.  This can help visitors find articles they've seen in the print edition.
  • Issues can organize a large collection of articles into manageable chunks.
  • Recurring columns can have the same title as long as they're in separate issues.
  • You can make your issues available for sale on your website so visitors can purchase the print edition.

Alternatives to Issues

In the past, articles had to belong to issues.  Today, articles can be located outside of an issue.  Articles that do not belong to an issue are referred to as "standalone articles."

See Standalone Articles for more details.


  • Create and Edit Issues — You should create each issue before writing or importing the articles that belong in that issue.
  • Issue Periods — Issue periods determine how many issues of a publication will be published per year.
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