Categorizing Content with Taxonomy

Taxonomy is the practice of classifying content. Taxonomy can be used in workflow, to customize defined sections of your website to display specific content based on taxonomy terms.

Taxonomy gives your sites use of the organizational keywords known in other systems as categories or tags. It allows you to connect, relate and classify your website’s content. In OpenScholar, these terms are gathered within “vocabularies.” The Taxonomy functionality allows you to create, manage and apply those vocabularies. It also allows you to show specific kinds of content within pages or widgets on your site.

Taxonomy - The system for categorizing your website’s content
Vocabulary - A group of terms
Term - A single word or phrase to describe the content

Take a few short minutes to watch this video for the quickest way to tag content using the taxonomy widget on OpenScholar. 

For more information, you can read the written documentation below. 

Modifying a vocabulary or term

You can edit a vocabulary or any of its terms by clicking on the edit link to the right of the item.

Adding a new vocabulary

To add a new vocabulary to your site:

  1. In the Control Panel click on Taxonomy

  2. Go to +Add vocabulary.
  3. Enter a Name for this vocabulary (i.e. "Research interests")
  4. Select at least one Content type to tag with these terms.Creating a Taxonomy Vocabulary
  5. Save.

Adding category terms

You can add new category terms by clicking +Add new term to this vocabulary.

Add terms to vocabulary

Tagging content

When adding or editing content, you will now be able to tag the content with the vocabulary terms that were associated with that content type. 


Using Taxonomies on Your Site

Help your visitors find what they are looking for by displaying groupings of content by displaying content with the Taxonomy Widget and Faceted Taxonomy Widget.

Bulk Update Posts with Taxonomy Terms

You can update terms on multiple posts at once.

1. Click to expand Site Content
2. Click to expand Browse
3. Select Content

4. Check the boxes next to the posts you wish to add taxonomy to
select items to apply taxonomy
5. Choose "Apply Taxonomy term" option from the dropdown
apply taxonomy term


6. Click "Execute" button
7. On the next page, select the appropriate Vocabulary and the Next button.

select vocabulary from list

8. Select the appropriate Term(s) and the Next button.

Updated: 27Mar17