How to Create a Category
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A category page is just what it sounds like. It categorizes other relevant pages—sub-categories or guides—with shared characteristics onto a single page. Much like using folders to organize content on your computer, categories are the best way to group and organize your content. Categories pages can contain wiki pages, guides, item pages, and further sub-categories. They also provide a general overview of the common information pertaining to all the sub-categories and guides they envelop using wiki text.
Example Category Page
Here is an example of what a typical category page might look like:
Creating a Category Page
Parts of a Category Page
Editing a Category Page
Like all guides and wiki pages, every category page has three tabs in the upper right-hand corner of the page.
To edit a category page, simply click on the "Edit" tab. The edit page for that particular category page will appear, and all the text, pictures, and formatting can be edited and arranged on this page.
Organizing Category Pages
If you want the documentation you create to be used, it has to be easily accessible. Use Categories to help your users easily locate your documentation. Categories are like folders that your documentation gets organized into. Categories can also supply pictures and other essential information about the documentation within the category.
Use a logical and easy-to-follow hierarchy of categories to make your instructions easy for readers to find. Hierarchies can be complicated, so think of page structure like a family tree. The tree is built on a simple idea: each page states what its "parent" categories are. Links to these "children" automatically appear on the parent page.
Each category can contain additional categories as well as guides.
A categorization tree looks something like this:
So, in the example above, “Artist” is the parent category, “Painter” is the child category, “Impressionist” is the grandchild category, and so on down the category family tree. While this tree is only three levels deep, there can be up to ten levels on your Dozuki site.
The Category Manager
The Category Manager is your map of the organizational structure of all categories—it has collapsable tabs to condense the categories if needed, as well as "+" buttons to create a new category on the spot. The Category Manager is a great way to find out what new categories have been created and need to be added into the categorization tree.
The best method for establishing an organized tree is by using the "Category Manager" found in your Management Console, under the "Organization" tab. In the Category Manager, you can simply select, then drag and drop any category into any other category, making it a sub-category. In the example below, "Chickens" is a sub-category of "Fowl."
For more information, take a look at the How to Reorder Categories Guide.
Categories that have not yet been organized into the Category Manager tree will appear on the right side of the screen, as "Orphans."
To add an orphan category into the tree, drag and drop it on top of whichever "parent" category to which it should belong.
Orphan categories do not appear in the navigational structure on your website, so users without Author or Admin privileges cannot access them by exploring your site. However, Orphan categories will appear in search results, unless they are flagged as Private.
You can flag a category page as Private, meaning it will only be accessible to site Authors, Admins or any user with a direct link to the Category page.
A Category's history shows you the entire timeline of changes to that page. To see the history of a Category, click the "History" tab in the upper right corner of the page. From here, you can view all of the recent editing activity.
- You can click on any of the edits in blue and it will link to a page showing exactly what was changed.
- The name to the right of the edit shows who made it.
- Clicking it will send you to their profile page.
- Profiles with diamonds to the right of their names are Administrators.
- Some edits will have lines through them and will say "denied" in parentheses (if the Public Editing feature is activated on your site).
- These indicate edits that were made and then denied using the Permissions Manager.
Who Can View a Category's History?
Only site Authors and Admins have access to the History tab on any of the site pages, unless the Public Editing features is activated on your site. In this case, all users can access the History page.