2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 30, 2014 7:23 AM by peteallen

    Categories are Tags -- or at least ought to be

    jonnygar Novice

      Strictly speaking, in Jive, categories aren't tags: they are 2 separate concepts.

      But let's consider why they ought to be more aligned.

      They are, of course, two taxonomy systems available to the content creator.


      What I can do with a category is present a fixed set of classification tags to the content creator, with no risk of spelling ambiguities.

      What I can't do with categories, is construct a widget which shows a shows the summary of items belonging to a fixed category.

      I can only do that with tags.

      (see Re: Does a 'Watch This Category' widget exist?)


      Thus, I need to instruct my users to explicitly add a tag for what they've just set as a category, to get my Google News-styled overview page working.