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This guide provides instructions and information about Stanford Web Services Jumpstart platform, based on Drupal 7.

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Manage Taxonomy

Screenshot of Taxonomy Manager

Edit your site's categories with taxonomy manager.

Your site includes the option to tag content with categories.

We call these categories "taxonomies." Some examples of taxonomies include:

  • Faculty Status
  • Staff Type
  • Research Interests

Each taxonomy is prepopulated with a few category items or "terms," but more can be added by the site owner as needed.

Viewing all terms in a taxonomy

  1. From a site owner account, click Site Actions menu and choose Manage Taxonomies.
  2. Click on the title of the taxonomy vocabulary you would like to edit, such as "Staff Type"

You will see a list of links with checkboxes next to each item. These are the terms in that taxonomy vocaulary.

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Adding a taxonomy term

  1. Use the instructions above to locate the taxonomy vocabulary to which you would like to add a term.
  2. Click the  +Add Add button button in the Toolbar
  3. In the Terms  field add the new term(s), use a new line for each new term.
  4. Below the form, click the +Add Add button button to save.

Reordering terms in a taxonomy vocabulary

  1. Use the instructions above to locate the taxonomy vocabulary you would like to reorder.
  2. Click the checkbox next to the term you would like to move.
  3. Use the Up Up button and Down Down button buttons to move the term above or below other terms. Changes will be autosaved.

Deleting a term from a taxonomy vocabulary

  1. Use the instructions above to locate the taxonomy vocabulary from which you would like to delete a term.
  2. Click the checkbox next to the term you would like to delete.
  3. Click the  -Delete Delete button button in the Toolbar
  4. Confirm that you would like to delete that term by clicking the -Delete Delete button button in the Confirmation area.