OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

What are categories?

Categorization is a common theme in content management systems.  While the term may change slightly from system to system, the ability to group content based on some similar concept or feature is, at the heart of it all, what a CMS is all about.

Some different examples of how categorization is achieved in various content management systems include:

  • Drupal: several tools are available to apply categorization to content including: Taxonomy, Menus, and Books.
  • MediaSpace: categories are configured by the global administrator and display in the top menu bar.
  • WordPress: the Categories feature can be used to create a hierarchical tagging list to group content under.