Categories

Categories and categorization is a new feature in InfoGlue 2.0. What it is really is a system to set up custom category definitions in a tree-like structure so you can have different sections and then you have the possibility to set which categories a certain content fit into.

The categorization itself is described under the content tool chapter above. When it comes to setting up categories there are a few steps involved. Start by choosing “Categories” in the management menu. The first interface looks like this:


To add a category you press the “New Category”-button. The form will look like this:

Set the Category Name to a suitable one and add a description. Press the “Save”-button to complete the creation. In this case I just created a base category for all locations I’m meaning to set up for articles. In my example I want all articles to be categorized according to which parts of the world they are about and also what kind of article it is. Therefore I continue to create another root category next to location which I call “Type”.

Now I go into each one of these and add subcategories. Just click on the name and press “New Category” on the following screen. I will add “America”, “Europe”, “Africa”, “Asia” and “Australia” beneath my location category and “News”, “Report”, “Newsletter” and “Proposal” beneath the type category.

The detail page of the category shows also how many contents are using the category actively. Never remove one if it’s in use.

Now the categories are set up but you must also state which categories should be available to which content types. This will be described in the section about content types below.