Categories, tags and page related to...

Kelly Shepard asked on June 17, 2017 01:07

Can someone point me to some documentation (besides the Kentico 9 doc that describes these items individually) that could help me better understand the relationship between page categories, page tag (group and tags) and page related pages? We are building a new site and I am trying to determine the best way to display information on a page.


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Jan Hermann answered on June 18, 2017 07:43

I don't know any other documentation except for the official one that describe those 3 features:

Basically, categories and tags are very similar. Categories are just predefined set of tags, whilst tags can be added during editing the page. Related pages are for setting up a relation ship between pages, for example when you want to assign other products to your product to specify similar products.

If you let me know what your scenario is, I can try to suggest proper approach.

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Brenden Kehren answered on June 19, 2017 18:24

In addition to the definitions that Jan provided you should also consider the usage behind them. While tags are useful, I think they are the least useful of all of them. I say this because there is very little structure around them and little to no permissions/security. Meaning the content editor can add their own tags whenever they want. Also tags can only be used for documents/pages they cannot be used for other objects.

Categories are very strong because in most cases you can add multiple categories to an object which allows you to apply some very good taxonomy to that object. Using categories in the content tree is easy as well especially for your webparts. In a repeater for example you can select all the documents in "Category 1". Whereas if you want to "get all the documents tagged 'my tag'" it would involve a complex WHERE clause on the repeater.

Related pages are similar to categories although categories are a grouping of like items whereas related pages can be more of a 1 to 1 relationship or similar items.

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