Adding tags and filtering content

Using tags on your site allows you to create listing pages and components that filter and display post types (news, events, etc.) by tag.


Tag groups and post types

For each post type on your website (news, events, etc.), you can create two distinct tag groups. Once you set up your groups, you can tag each post type with a combination of tags from either, or both, groups. You do not have to set up both tag groups if it doesn’t serve your content.

For example, if you set up News Group A Tags by audience group (“Student News,” “Alumni News”) and set up News Group B tags using relevant news topics (“Announcements,” “Press Release”), you can then create a news story tagged with Student News and Announcement.

Tags allow you to reference post types elsewhere on the site, using certain components and on listing pages.

Adding tags to groups

When creating tag groups, consider your content priorities, and how your site visitors and target audiences will find those post types. For example, the School of Architecture relies on a custom list of “program areas” to organize content throughout their site, so that interested prospective students can see a variety of information related to those areas.

To set up tag options for a post type, hover over the post type name (e.g. ProfileEventNewsStudent Feature) in the Dashboard menu and select either Group A Tags or Group B Tags.

  • Add the tag title (e.g. Student News) in the Name field.
  • In the Slug field, type the tag in lowercase text, with hyphens connecting words (e.g. student-news).
  • You do not need to enter a Description.
  • Click the Add New Tag button.

Adding the same tags to multiple groups

While browsing your site, site visitors can click on a tag to see all post types tagged with that term. If you add the same tag to a tag group for multiple post types, site visitors will see all published posts tagged with that term, regardless of post type.

For example, if you add the term “Admissions” to both News Group A Tags and Event Group A Tags, prospective students interested in applying to your unit can click on the tag and see all news and events tagged Admission.

The tag group interface when setting up a listing page.

An example of tag group options to filter a listing page.

Filter content by tags

When you create a listing page in your site, or add “mini” type components to pages throughout your site, you can choose tags to filter the posts that display.

If you only choose tags from one group (Group A or Group B), the listing page will display posts tagged with ANY of the terms you’ve selected.

If you choose tags from both groups, you will have the option to select All tags or Combination.

  • All tags is more general. Published posts tagged with ANY of the terms you’ve chosen will display.
  • Combination is more specific. Published posts tagged with any combination of chosen terms from BOTH groups will display.
    • For example, if you select “Health & Well-Being” from Group A, and “Alumni” and “Recruitment” from Group B, the site will display any posts tagged “Health & Well-Being” and “Alumni,” as well as any posts tagged “Health & Well-Being” and “Recruitment.”

If you don’t choose any tags, the most recent posts for that listing page will display.

If there are no published posts on the site tagged with the terms you’ve chosen, no posts will display.

The tag group interface when setting up a listing page.

An example of tag group options to filter a listing page.

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