The Post Hole journal

Key elements

  • New website for a student-run archaeology journal
  • Requires ability to promote new issues and maintain an archive of older material
  • Content management and submissions system


Heritage Technology was contacted by The Post Hole, a student-run archaeology journal based at the University of York, in mid-2012 regarding the creation of a new website. They required a low-cost site that incorporated a content management system and a basic submissions system to accession and monitor new journal content. Alongside this, a journal archive would be maintained to ensure past issues remained accessible.

The article submissions system is designed to allow users to create new articles and associate them with forthcoming issues. These elements are accessible to Post Hole staff members, who can edit article content and upload associated images, but remain in an 'un-published' form until the issue in question is due for public release. Upon publication, the system posts titles and images to the website's homepage detailing the new issue and its associated articles.

The website was launched in October 2012 to coincide with the new academic year. At this stage the submissions system was still in development, but it was considered important to present the journal's new appearance from the term's outset. New issue content was accessioned manually, until the submissions system's launch in early 2013.



The Post Hole: article page
The Post Hole: issue contents page
The Post Hole: homepage