Associating and Classifying Content

Certain templates in the CMS (like news, people, and events templates) are designed to take advantage of organizational tags and relationships, which are controlled from within the individual content item by adding or modifying categories/classifications and channel associations.

Classifying Content

Most "subchannels" on your site are set up with query components that require the addition of a classification to a piece of previously created content for that content to show up on the subchannel. For instance, you added an event to your main Events channel, but also want it to appear on your Brown Bags subchannel, or, you added a person to the main People directory page instead of first adding them to the faculty page.

1. Open the content item for editing and click on the Classifications tab at the top of the window.

2. Click on the Add Classifications button.

3. In the resulting Select Classification Category window, navigate to your site, content type and 
    specific classification.

4. Select the classification you require.

5. Click OK.

6. Click OK on the content type window.

Associating Content

The term "association," refers to how content is assigned to channels in the CMS, which is automatically done either by creating it using the region configurator, or by creating it through the "create content" menu on a dynamic channel (news, event, and people query components). Manually associating content is rarely required by individual users, however one reason you need to know how to associate content is to add an event to your website that appears on another department's website.

1. Open the content item for editing and click on the Channels tab at the top of the window.

2. Click on the Add Channel button (on right side of the window).

3. In the resulting Associate Channel window, navigate to your sites event channel and 
    select the button to the left of the folder.

4. Click OK.

5. Click apply, approve and publish on the channel association window.

6. Clear delivery cache (click "all regions" in floatee menu).