Taxonomies are commonly employed to allow web users to filter for content either within or across content types. To enable this, three things need to be implemented: set up a taxonomy and create taxonomy terms that are relevant to the content; apply a term/terms to the content; and create a Grid or List listing on a page which provides the ability to filter listed content by taxonomy term.
Below is an overview of the end-to-end implementation and usage of taxonomies.
Create a taxonomy
Create terms for the taxonomy
Apply taxonomy terms to the content
- Go to the content you want the taxonomy terms to apply to
- In the Details screen, go to the ‘Taxonomies’ section
- Select the relevant taxonomy term(s) from the dropdown list
On another page on the site, add a Grid or List listing widget*
- Set the ‘Content source’ to ‘Filtered’
- Choose whether or not to filter the content listed by the widget by content type and content sub-type
- Taxonomies can then be applied to the listing in one of three ways:
- as an additional filter (to the content type/content sub-type filter);
- providing an on-page list of taxonomy terms for users to filter content as desired, or;
- a combination of the two options above.
*Grid and List listing widgets are new widget styles. As of January 2018, they will be released to all Mosaic websites. This implementation guide is also relevant to legacy listing widgets (i.e. Article, Event, Page, and Person listing widgets).