You use categories to filter content. By clicking different categories from the treeview displayed on the webpage, you can filter the content of the page. By using hierarchy of categories, you can filter content items according to more general or more specific criteria. You can apply categories both to built-in types, such as news and events, as well as to dynamic types – types that you have created.
You manage categories on the Categories page.
To open the Categories page, in the main navigation, click Content » Categories.
The Categories page appears, displaying a list of all created categories together with actions you can perform on them.
EXAMPLE: You can have a list of events categorized according to their location. Some of the events are held in Europe, some in Asia. Some of the European events are held in Italy, some in France. If you have added category Italy to the Italian events and category France to the French and you have created those two categories as child categories of category Europe, then by adding a Categories widget to your page, you give the users the opportunity to filter all European events by clicking category Europe, which include both French events and Italian event, but also to go in depth and filter events with more specific locations, such as events held in France, by clicking France category.
To display list of categories on your website, you must use the Categories widget and you must configure it.
For more information, see Categories widget.
For more information about adding widgets on your page, see Add widgets on pages and templates.