Adding a Vocabulary

The first step to configuring categories is to add a vocabulary, from the admin/taxonomy/add/ vocabulary page. The following settings appear on this page:

Vocabulary name: This name will be used to identify the vocabulary on the administration page and will also show up as the label for categories form on content creation pages.

Description: This text is used by only a few modules and plays no role in the normal use case for categories. You can safely leave this field blank unless instructed otherwise by a particular module.

Help text: This will be shown to users when they categorize their posts. Use it to clarify how you expect the categories to be applied.

Types: This is a list of content types. Check each one that should be categorized with this vocabulary.

Related terms: Checking this turns on functionality that allows you to specify weak relationships between terms that are somehow related. It adds another form to the term-editing form. The new form allows you to specify one or more existing terms, which are then considered to be related. This would be helpful if you were using taxonomy to build a glossary, for example. There you could have a term Website and indicate that Homepage is a related term. Then the glossary entry for Website would have the annotation "See also: Homepage." Related terms are useful only if a module, such as the Glossary module, makes specific use of them. For the most typical case, node categorization, you will not need them.

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