Classify content


Using classifications, you can organize content items, such as news, events, and images.

In Sitefinity CMS, there are two types of classifications:

  • Simple list - Simple lists group content into a specified set of categories. There is no relationship between the categories in the simple list. They are peer members of a single structure.
  • Hierarchical list - Hierarchical lists group content in a tree structure of branches and sub-branches. The relationship between a top-level entry and a lower-level entry in the hierarchy usually indicates a differentiation of the top classification by a particular attribute.

    EXAMPLE: Dogs are one tag and Cats are another. When Dogs and Cats are simple lists, all items tagged as Dogs are equal members of Dogs, and have no relationship with cats. When you have a top-level category Animals with subcategories Dogs and Cats, all cats are Cats and all dogs are Dogs, yet both are related through the common root in that they are both Animals.

IMPORTANT: Classifications are shared across different sites. If you are using multiple sites, changing a classification on one site will change the classification on every other site that uses it.

Create classifications

To view, create, edit, delete, and manage classifications, click Content » All classifications.
The system displays a list of the predefined classifications – tags and categories, together with all created custom classifications.

Browse all classifications

When you have created many custom classifications, you have the option to quickly browse them.

You do this by clicking BrowseClass (Browse classifications) button in the toolbar.

The right pane expands and displays a list off all created classifications. The list is sorted by classification type - flat or hierarchical. You can click the items in the list to navigate to them.

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