Taxonomy

    Understanding and Using Taxonomy

    While you can organize your content based on content types and content authors, you may also want to organize or view content based on what the content is about or what it pertains to.

    For example, let's say you have 3 locations and events happening in all those 3 locations. Visitors to your site may not want to look through your entire calendar at events across all of those locations; they may want to see only the ones happening close to them. What you want is a way to categorize your events by location, and allow your visitors to filter the events by location.

    Filtering by Taxonomy

    You can use “Taxonomy” to filter your content. For example, let's say you have 3 locations and events happening in all those 3 locations. Visitors to your site may not want to look through your entire calendar at events across all of those locations; they may want to see only the ones happening close to them. What you want is a way to categorize your events by location, and allow your visitors to filter the events by location.

    In the example below, we add taxonomy to the ‘Event’ content type and place a filter on the calendar.

    November 4, 2015 - Introduction to Taxonomy and Views

    IndieCommerce webinar presented on November 4, 2015, covering

    • Basics of Drupal Taxonomy – vocabulary and terms, focusing on creating taxonomy for the 'event' content type
    • Introduction to Drupal Views - a look at the views interface, how to edit an existing view and customize the 'Event' view with color coding and filtering using taxonomy.

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