Taxonomy Lists

In websites, taxonomy is a content categorization tool. In GW Drupal, taxonomy tags are used to group content together for a wide variety of uses, both at the system level and from a content management perspective.

Site owners and content managers will typically interact with their site's taxonomy in three places:

  1. The Site Placement field
  2. The Subtype field
  3. The Tagging options

 

 

 

GW Drupal uses Site Placement taxonomy terms to organize and govern where content is displayed.

To use Site Placement, simply select the most appropriate term(s) that apply to the page you are creating or editing. You can select multiple terms by holding down the Control key on a Windows computer or the Command key on a Mac.

In the Editorial Theme

The use of Site Placement to organize content in the Editorial theme was all but eliminated. While it is still a required field for technical reasons, it is largely non-functional from an administrative and end-user perspective.

The only exception is its use for creating internal Event and Article feeds and archives, and for A-Z Directories and Lists pages.

If you do not plan on creating feeds, archives or directory pages, we recommend creating two generic terms, "Home" and "All Other Content", and tagging pages accordingly.

In the Classic Theme

Site Placement is used to categorize pages together in a single section, which allows them to all inherit certain global elements, such as the Hero banner or a repeating sidebar. It is also used to assign content to the homepage and to aggregate content into dynamic feeds.

Almost every Page content type has subtype options. This allows site owners and content managers to create dynamic feeds that only display content tagged with a given subtype.

This can be especially helpful to display a feed of Events of a specific subtype instead of all event pages in the site.

There are default subtype taxonomy terms in every GW Drupal website. However, these terms can be customized by the Site Administrator(s) of the website.

To use Subtypes, simply select the term(s) that apply to the page you're creating or editing. If Subtypes are presented in a list box, you can select multiple Subtype terms by holding down the Control key on a Windows computer; on a Mac, hold down the Command key.

Every Page content type in GW Drupal has a tagging section that is collapsed by default:

 

Animated image displaying the Tagging section of a page creation screen getting opened from its default closed status

 

When expanded, site owners and content managers can use the available tags to dynamically display content on pages based on the assigned tags.

There are several default taxonomy groups, as well as the ability to create custom tags. The default taxonomy groups can also be customized by the Site Administrator(s) of the website.

Tags: Type in the name of the Tag keyword you need and select it from the list of matching options

All other list boxes: Select the keyword term(s) that apply to the page you are creating or editing. You can select multiple terms by holding down the Control key on a Windows computer or the Command key on a Mac computer.