Create a stylish news archive with Articles and Archivist

In one of our last projects we built a nice and clean News Archive for the customers news database with more then 3000 (and growing) news articles. The news are hosted by the popular Articles MODX add-on. In the past I read (and answered) questions in the MODX forums about how to use Articles and the Archivist add-on to create such archive pages. So I decided to write a blog post and here we go!
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