Managing content categories from user interface

Content categories are words or phrases an administrator provides for users to classify content in a place. Content categories can be specified for a place from the Admin Console or the user interface.

As a place administrator, you define categories in a way that's meaningful inside the particular place. As you create categories, think about how the place's content should be grouped. You can add up to 30 categories to a place.

Additionally, you can associate tags with categories. When a tag is associated with a category, someone who uses this tag to label content in the place sees the category name highlighted. This is a cue to consider assigning the content to the category.

By managing the list of categories, you can help ensure that content is organized in the best way for people using the place. Content categories are created and managed in the user interface or in the Admin Console.

Content categories differ from the place categories that are used to classify places. For more information about place categories, see Managing place categories.

To manage social group or project categories:

  1. Go to your group or project.
  2. Select Gear icon > Categories to open the Manage Categories dialog box.
  3. To add a new category, do the following:
    1. Click Add new category to open the Add new category dialog box.
    2. In Name, specify the category name.
    3. In Tags, specify the related tags. You can apply this category to popular place tags by selecting the Apply this new category to all content using the suggested tags? check box.
    4. Click Save.
  4. To edit a category, click Edit next to the category, change the settings, and then click Save.
  5. To change the order of categories, use arrows next to categories to move them in the list.
  6. To delete a category, click Delete next to the category.
  7. When you're finished making changes to categories list, click Finished.

The categories you've set up become available to the users of your place.