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The Taxonomy Manager

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The Taxonomy Manager provides a powerful way to categorize and keep track of your content: You tag any content (topics, images, etc) with different categories that you create yourself, and then use those categories to find and list the content that is provided with that tag.

You can use taxonomies in conjunction with a good structure for your folders in the Content Manager. However, the benefit of taxonomies is that it is much more flexible. That is, with folders you always have to choose just one place for your topic, image, or any type of content. But with taxonomies, you can categorize any component with any number of tags.

Consider a topic that is a description of how to repair the engine on an ACME Model X1000 automobile. You could choose to create very different folder names for the location of this topic, for instance "Model X1000", "Maintenance and Repair", "Engine topics", etc. And what if the topic is reusable for not only X1000, but also for 3 or 4 other models, like the X2000, X3000, etc?

And what if you think the most intuitive way is to organize it by subject matter (such as "Maintenance and Repair"), but your colleagues disagree and would rather organize it by product model or type of product component?

With taxonomies you don't have to choose. You can tag it with any or all of these as categories. And the great thing about it is that you can also find it by any of these tags. Either way, the tagging will all lead to the same topic.


Using taxonomies is an additional way of categorizing, organizing, and finding content. The difference with taxonomies is that they are organized in a tree structure, which has several benefits. On the one hand it is easier to keep track of the tags because they have a logical structure. But they provide also more intelligence, since you can tag a component with a high level tag and find anything tagged with categories below it as well.