Categories Overview

Categories are used for broad grouping of posts. Consider them as general topics or table of contents for a website. Categories exist to help identify the subject of a blog. Developers can leverage categories to help their audience find the right type of content on their site. Categories are hierarchal which allows developers to use sub-categories. The steps for creating categories are provided below. 

Step 1 – Add a collection

  • Open the Blog Module folder located in web files -> managers.
  • Click Add Collection.
  • Enter the Name, Title and Description of the collection.  
  • Click Submit

Step 2 – Adding categories, adding subcategories, and deleting categories/subcategories

Step 2a – Adding categories

  • Open the newly created collection
  • Enter a category in the textbox and click Add
  • The category is added below. 

Step 2b – Adding sub-categories

  • Click parent category to select it. 
  • Type the name of the sub-category in the textbox and click Add
  • The subcategory will appear underneath the folder of the parent category. 

Step 2c – Deleting categories/sub-categories 

  • Click the category or expand the parent category and click the subcategory to select it.
  • Click Delete.
  • Review the warning and click OK

Note: Deleting parent categories will delete subcategories contained therein. 

Step 3 – Mapping the categories to a module

  • Open the Module.
  • Click Modify
  • In the Modify modal expand the Website Properties.
  • Under the Categories section click Browse under the Datatable Category Group
  • Select the newly created collection. 
  • Click Choose
  • Click Submit

Step 4 – Add categories to each entry

  • Open the module 
  • Click the Add Entry button. 
  • Enter the name, choose the status and images, populate the heading, intro and content. 
  • Scroll down to the Categories section and select the appropriate categories created. 
  • If the category is not listed, the user can create them in the modal. 
  • Click Submit

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