Tagging Content

Tags are an important tool that can help organize information and make it easier for users to find the content they want. Tags are all-lowercase words or phrases that you can attach to any content. Tagging content makes your search results more accurate and enables you to use tools like the Asset Publisher to display content in an organized fashion on a web page.

There are two ways to create tags: through the administrative console in the Site Administration section of the Menu or on the fly as content is created. By default, tags can be created by regular users and users can apply them to any assets they have permission to create or edit.

Only site administrators can access the Tags application in the Content section of the Site Administration area of the Menu. Here, site administrators can create new tags and edit any existing site tags:

  1. Go to the site you want to create tags for and click CategorizationTags.

    From this screen, you can view existing tags and create new ones.

  2. To create a new tag, click the Add Tag icon (Add Tag) and enter a name for the tag.

Figure 1: The Add Tag interface is very simple, only requiring the name of your tag.

Figure 1: The Add Tag interface is very simple, only requiring the name of your tag.

The process for adding tags during content creation is similar. For example, to create tags for a new web content article:

  1. Go to the Metadata dropdown in a New Web Content menu.

  2. Add tags lunar, moon, and spectacular.

Once you’ve created the web content with these tags, the web content is associated with those tag words when they are searched or referenced.

Tags are not the only instance-wide mechanism for describing content: the next tutorial describes categories.

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