As the amount of content you have on your site increases, you may find yourself needing to organize it. Categories are a great way to do so.
To create a new category for your site
While logged into your Maven account, click the Content then Categories link in the left-hand menu,
This will display a list of active categories on your site. To create a new one click the New Category button in the top right corner.
Enter in the title of your custom category, then click Create Category
To create a new sub-category to your site
You will need to have created a top-level category, before you can create sub categories.
While logged into your Maven account, click the Content then Sub Categories link in the left-hand menu,
This will display a list of active sub-categories on your site. To create a new one click the New Sub Category button in the top right corner.
Enter in the title of your custom Sub category,
In the drop-down below choose the Category you'd like your new Sub Category to be under,
Click Create Sub Category
To add content to a custom category
While editing the Course, or Download on your Maven site, navigate over to the Details tab of that content,
Within the details section, you'll see a Categories field available to type in your created global category. Note as you click in the field, available categories will appear.
Filtering content by a custom category
Each category creates a unique URL which can be linked to within posts, lessons and your site's main navigation.
To grab the link from your created category, While viewing your list of categories, click on the link within the title column.
This will open up a new tab within your browser filtering all content with that category assigned to it.
This area is still being developed, if there is something you'd like to see with categories, please share your use-case with us at [email protected]
To add this link to your main navigation, copy the URL and add a custom menu item under your Settings > Site Links
Creating custom categories will also populate on your content filtering within Admin and on your public site.
When your site grows large enough you might start to accumulate a large number of different categories. Since all content utilizes the same categories, you may not actually want some to be displayed. For example, when creating a Course, wouldn't it be handy to only display the categories you've deemed relevant to creating courses?
This is the sole function behind Category Groups; to control which categories are displayed when creating content.
You can assign a category to any category group when creating or editing the category.
If you've created a new category and assigned it to the Posts group, then only the categories that you assign to that group will be shown in the dropdown menu when creating a Post. This affects both content creators of the site, and customers alike.