11 Replies Latest reply on Jan 5, 2012 12:15 PM by mbangash

    Force tagging?

      Is there any way to force tagging?  I don''t want to allow anyone to publish without tagging the document, blog, or discussion.

       

      Thank you,

      Meredith

        • Re: Force tagging?

          hi Meredith,

           

          Is there any way to force tagging?  I don''t want to

          allow anyone to publish without tagging the document,

          blog, or discussion.

          Great feature idea (and funny because in our alpha releases we did force tagging on everything). This will definitely make it into the next release as an option that you can specify in the Admin Console.

           

          Cheers,

           

          AJ

            • Re: Force tagging?
              rboutin

              Would it be possible to force a tag selection from an admin-configured list?  I''d like to ensure that each document/forum entry (at least) contains a tag identifying the product the document is referencing.

               

              For example...we have three products A,B,C.  Upon document creation a user would have to tag the document with one or more of the products (A,B, or C).  I could envision a drop down or radio buttons above the current free text tag field which would allow a user to select one or more of the product identifying tags.

               

              This would be very valuable as our spaces would contain information spanning several products.  The ability for our sales teams to quickly filter to a desired product would be extremely valuable.

               

              Message was edited by: rboutin

                • Re: Force tagging?

                  hi rboutin,

                   

                  Forcing a tag selection from a admin-configured list starts to sound a little bit like a category, which we''re talking about adding into the product back and forth about internally.  Expect to see something that addresses this need after the 1.1.0 release.

                   

                  In the meantime, you could easily customize your editor templates (doc-create.ftl, postform.ftl and create-post.ftl) to force the user to select from a list of tags that you specify. If I was doing this, I think I''d add a property to the space (which you can do through the admin console) called ''tags'' whose value was the comma delimited list of tags that I wanted to prompt the user to choose from. Then I''d add some code in the editor templates mentioned above that retrieved the tags property (something like community.getProperty("tags")) and added a multi-select form element above or in the current tags portlet.

                   

                  That help?

                   

                  Cheers,

                   

                  AJ

                    • Re: Force tagging?
                      Intel_Mike

                      On a similar note, can you pass a tag as a parameter somehow so that a pre-defined tag is added to a new piece of content if navigated to from a specific place (outside the community)?

                        • Re: Force tagging?

                          Hi Mike!  This is an interesting request and I would like to know more about it.  Are you able to share with me the business need?  What are you trying to accomplish?  Thank you in advance.  Pierre

                            • Re: Force tagging?
                              Intel_Mike

                              Sure, Pierre.  We actually looking at different ways of integrating our community content into our static corporate website.  One piece of that will be the ability for users on the static site to submit questions to our IT experts.  In order to do that, we're leveraging one of our subcommunities to store the content.  That content will feed a dynamic marquee.

                               

                              So in essence what we're looking for is a way to tag the questions that are coming from the static site all with the same tag (which the users are unlikely to use), to be able to feed them back into the site.  Since there will be other content in that subcommunity, it's just a mechanism for us to be able to filter the feed on. 

                               

                              Let me know if you'd like more details..

                            • Re: Force tagging?

                              hi Mike,

                               

                              Sorry for the late reply, yes, you can pre-populate the tags text box by passing a URL parameter 'tags', example:

                               

                              /post!input.jspa?container=2232&containerType=14&tags=aaron

                               

                              You'd obviously substitute out the container, containerType and tags values for something that matches your community.

                               

                              Cheers,

                               

                              AJ

                      • Re: Force tagging?
                        mbangash

                        Is there a parameter to pre-populate Categories as well?