Each site has a public catalog that you can choose to include as part of your learner flow. You have two options for organizing content within your site's catalog: Curated Categories and Custom Content Fields. While both can be used to organize your catalog in a multitude of ways, each has its own unique features.
This option consists of categories and subcategories that you can assign to specific pieces of content or to larger search queries. To view applicable content, learners can expand a category, and select just one subcategory at a time. This is the best option for sites with large amounts of content or for sites in need of category descriptions. See our Applying Curated Categories in the Catalog article for more information and specific instructions on implementing this option.
Custom Content Fields
This option consists of one or more custom fields (similar to categories), as well as "values" that relate to a particular piece of content (similar to subcategories). Learners can click on any value to filter related content, and then continue to filter if there are other options available. This is the best option if you'd like to allow complex content filtering. This also works well if you'd like to assign a custom field within each piece of content as you create it. See our Applying Custom Content Fields in the Catalog article for more information and specific instructions on implementing this option.
Where do I find this?
Settings > Content > Organization & Display
How do I do this?
- From your homepage, select Settings.
- From the left menu, select Content and then Organization & Display.
- Depending on which option you choose, you will either click Add Custom Content Field, or click Show Advanced > Curate Categories. Please see the respective articles referenced above for more specific instructions.
What else do I need to know?
- Thought Industries offers many additional settings such as display type, sort order, filters, and ribbons. See our Configuring Catalog Display Settings article for more information.