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Navigate to the Module Manager and either press the "New" button on the toolbar or click on a Module Name.
This is where you create new Modules or edit existing Modules. When you create a new Module, you will select the Module Type. This will determine what type of content this Module can display. If you edit and existing Module, the Module Type will already be determined. Note that you cannot change the Module Type of an existing Module.
Note that if you install one or more Joomla! Extensions, these Extensions may add new Module Types. In this case, your screen will show additional Types.
When a new Module is created, the Module:[New] screen displays all of the Module Types available for new new Module. A standard Joomla! installation includes 20 Module Types. These are described below.
This Module allows the positioning of a display of Articles that have been set to Archived. The Articles are available behind a Month/Year directory list, as shown in the example below.
Selecting a month link shows a screen like the one below.
Articles are stored by creation date not archival date. Only those months and years with archived Articles will be displayed. This list is generated automatically.
The Module Type name for this is "mod_archive". This module does not relate to any other component. This Module provides functionality that is similar to the Archived Article List Layout available on the Menu Item Manager New / Edit screen.