Using Categories

Categories can be used to tag & display content with similar characteristics.

Adding Categories to Content Items

Icon Idea Note: Events use a different category system than other content items, due to categories' interaction with the Event Type(s) field.  For more information about event categories, see below.

Adding a category to a content item (ex., page, image, folder) adds a link just under the content item's title:

Category Show

Clicking on the link will take users to a page listing all content on your site that also falls under this category:

Category Listing

To add categories:

  1. Navigate to the page in which you want to add an image.
  2. Click on the edit tab in the green menu bar (you need to be logged in to see this).
  3. Click Categorization from the Edit Options:
    Edit Options
  4. Select a category from Existing categories, or create one in the New Category box:
    New Category
  5. Once you have added a new category, it will show up in the Existing categories list of all other content items, excepting Events:
    CategoriesCategories (After)
    Before & after adding the category 'Microsoft Office Documentation'

Adding Categories to Events

Events draw their categories from a slightly different list than the list of categories created for other content types.  If you have added custom categories to other content types, you will need to re-add them to the list of Event Type(s).  This is why the Keywords event is now included in your site's Home folder--it exists to provide an initial list of event types.

Icon Idea Note: Event categories are displayed on the Default screen under Event Type(s), instead of the Categorization screen.