You can use a combination of libraries, categories and tags to manage your reusable content in Sitefinity. Libraries are used to store and organize content. Categories and tags are used to classify content.
In Sitefinity, content libraries are used to store, organize and manage your website's images, videos, documents and more. Anything you upload into Sitefinity becomes part of your content library and can be used on different pages of your website as reusable content. Reusable content has the ability to be used on multiple pages but only needs to be managed in one area.
You can create as many libraries as you'd like and choose how they display, as well as how these files are tagged, categorized and uploaded.
In order to organize your reusable content, you will utilize a system of libraries. We advise you to first think about the content that you have and group them into related categories. It's best to plan how you will organize your content before you upload the content into Sitefinity. Once you have finalized your groups, can begin creating your libraries.
To create your libraries:
Many content types may not have "libraries" but still have options to organize. For example, instead of "libraries" events are stored in calendars and enhanced cards are stored in card decks. These storage options are essentially the same as libraries. The only difference is what they are called and the lack of hierarchy options.
The steps for creating these storage options is very similar. The example below uses enhanced cards as an example:
Find more information about individual content types here.
Add your content
Now that you have your organization structure set up, it's time to add your content. To add content your library:
NOTE: For video, Sitefinity will only accept the following file extensions: .mp4, .webm and .ogv
Display your content
Once you've uploaded files to your library, you can display your content.
Widgets are tools used to display your content. You can drag and drop widgets from the right column directly onto your page – no design skills required! Learn more about widgets.
At the moment, categories and tags are geared toward helping site builders classify and display their content. It is not yet assisting with search engine optimization (SEO).
Categories allow you to group content into broadly organized topics, like a table of content for your website. These topics can be hierarchical, meaning a category can be the parent or child of another category. Because they provide content structure, these topics should be planned and decided ahead of time within your department in order to maintain consistency in the labeling process.
Best practice is to limit the amount of categories from anywhere between 5 to 10 general topics. A limited set of categories will help to keep your website and content focused.
To add categories to your content:
There is a way to display categories using the categories widget. Learn how to use the categories widget!
Tags allow you to describe your content in more detail, similar to a book index but for your website. In most cases, if you need additional classifications outside of the set categories you created, you should be using tags. You use tags to dissect the content into more specific groupings. Tags are not as structured as categories, and therefore, each tag is singular and unrelated to the next.
That said, you want your tags to be both specific and broad enough to be used for multiple content items. The purpose of a tag is to group your site’s content so it isn't helpful if a tag only applies to one thing.
To add tags to your content:
In Sitefinity, you can choose to display your content using categories and widgets. Site visitors cannot see them.
To use your categories and tags: