Working with categories to organize your site's content

Updated on 20-October-2016 at 10:16 AM

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With Business Catalyst, you can use categories to sort content in an intuitive manner.
For example, when you insert items such as the FAQs, Events, or News module, you can choose to display specific items belonging to a certain category. Take News for instance. You can have a page on your site where you display Local news and a different one for International news. Using categories you can display subsets of items belonging to the same News module. Examples go on for any module that supports categories.

If you add more items to the category later, any web page with the subset of items displays the additional items automatically.

Assign content items to categories

  1. From the Modules menu, add or select a content item in a module such as the News, FAQs, or Events modules.
  2. From the Actions menu for the item, choose Classify This Item.
  3. Select a category in the left pane and move it to the right pane to categorize the item.

Click Manage Categories to add a category.

Insert categorized items in a page

  1. With the page open in editing mode, place the cursor in the page where you want to insert the content module.
  2. In the Modules tab of the Toolbox found on the right of the editor, select a module and then the option to display a list of items.
  3. From the Select Display Criteria menu, select All Items in a Category Classification.
  4. From the Choose a Classification menu, select the category.
  5. Click Insert.

Create categories

Create a category as follows.

  1. Select Site Settings > Categories and then click New Category.
  2. Enter a category name and click Save.

Create subcategories

  1. Right-click on an existing category from the list (Site Settings > Categories).
  2. Select Add subcategory to the category.

    You can create up to three levels of categories.

Create batch categories

You can create multiple categories in one operation.

  1. Select Site Settings > Categories and then click Import Categories.
  2. Click Download Import Template and save the downloaded spreadsheet on your computer.
  3. Fill in the spreadsheet with the parent category in the first column and child categories in the second and third columns.
  4. Save the spreadsheet as a .csv or .tab file.
  5. Back on the Business Catalyst page from step 1, click the Browse button and select the .csv or .tab file on your computer.
  6. Click Next.

    If the file has errors, an error message appears. Fix the errors in the file and try importing it again. If you don't have any errors, an import preview page appears.

  7. Click the Import button to import your categories.

Delete a category

  1. Select Site Settings > Categories and then click the category name.
  2. Click Delete.