Tags (contents or pages)

  1. Introduction
  2. Presentation
  3. Set a tag
    1. Private tags (v 3.2+)
  4. Custom tags
    1. Handle tags
    2. Private tags (v 3.2+)
    3. What can I do with tags?

Introduction

A tag is a kind of marker.

The available tags and their function depends on your application and the skin you use.

Depending on the tag, it can be affected to a content or a page.

E.g., the tags "Home page news" is a tag that can be affected to the contents of kind "News": its behavior is to set the news on the home page of the web site. It is a content tag because you want to see the content of the news on the home page.
E.g., the tag "Direct access" is a tag that can be affected on pages: its behavior is to build a menu in the skin to list the pages you want to "shortcut". It is a page tag, because you want the link on this page to be visible.

Presentation

There are several tags categories:

  • Skin's tags
    They are automatically brought by the skin: these are tags that can be used by skins's templates. E.g., the direct access. If you change your skin, this tags can change. E.g., if you use a new skin that does not know what direct access are, this tag will disapear.
  • Plugins' tags
    They are automatically brought by a plugin or by the application configuration: theses are tags depending on you application. These work with plugins. E.g., using the plugin "Newsletter" bring a new tag to indicate that a page is a category of newsletter.
  • Custom tag
    These are tags you can define on your own to use it in a service for example. E.g., you can create thematic tags on your articles, and configure the visitor search engine to let them filter the search using this thematic, or you can use it in the content aggregation service

Tags are hierarchycal, this means that they can be ordered into categories or sub-categories.
These are visible as a tree.

Set a tag

When you are on a page or a content you can use the buttons Set a tag.

This opens the following dialog box:

An affected tag is a tag with a check.
You can check/uncheck to add or remove a tag and do OK.

Attention
If you are on page with several contents, set a content tag will set it on each content of the page !
E.g., if you are on a page with 3 news and you set the "Home page news" tag, the 3 news will be on the home page.
To avoid this, select a content to tag BEFORE opening the dialog box

Sometimes, some squares are grayed: this can be due to several things.
Maybe you are viewing a content that is not in a page: page tags are grayed.
Maybe you are viewing a page with no content (or no selected content): the content tags are grayed
Maybe you are viewing a locked content (locked by somebody else): the content tags are grayed

You have the following tools in that dialog box:

  • Filter :  this field allows to enter a search text to filter visible tags in the tree. E.g., if you enter "sec", only tags having the word "sec" will be visible and this allows you to set the tag "Main section" or "Sub section" in a trice.
  • Clear filter (red cross) : cancels the current filter.
  • Filter by selected tags (check box) : masks the unchecked tags (to see only tags that are currently selected)
  • Expand all (box with a+)  ?: expands the whole tree.
  • Collapse all (box with a -) : collapses the whole tree.

When you end by clicking OK, the tags are directly affected: there is not need to use the workflow again.

Private tags (v 3.2+)

This feature is only available for versions 3.2 or later

Since 3.2.0 versions, tags can be private. Such tags can be affected or desaffected only by webmasters, having rights to affect private tags on pages or contents.

  • A user with sufficient rights, see the private tags with a yellow lock :

  • A user with no sufficient rights, see private tags with a red lock and can not be check or uncheck it:

Custom tags

Handle tags

Those tags and categories are directly managed in the CMS UI.
Click on the button Tags in the Home tab: a tool will open on left with a new tool tab: Tags.

You can click on the tree root to add new categories or new tags by using the dedicated buttons.
You can also rename or remove them.

Private tags (v 3.2+)

This feature is only available for versions 3.2 or later

You can define "private" tags. Such tags can be affected or desaffected only by webmasters, having rights to affect private tags on contents.

What can I do with tags?

This is you that decides what to do with it, but always think to correctly organize them in a hierarchycal way: this will make their setting easier for the contributors.

  • E.g., you can create a keyword list. This will be content tags that you can then use in a content aggregation or tag cloud
  • E.g., you can create thematic news that are different from section. This will be content tags that you can use in the content aggregation that is specific to a thematic, or use it in the search engine.
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