# Create categories for modules

Categories are used for broad grouping of posts. Consider them as general topics or table of contents for a website. Categories exist to help identify the subject of a blog. Developers can leverage categories to help their audience find the right type of content on their site. Categories are hierarchal which allows developers to use sub-categories. The steps for creating are provided below.

# Step 1 - Add a Collection

  • Open the Blog Module folder located in web files -> managers.
  • Click Add Collection
  • Enter the Name, Title and Description of the collection.
  • Click Submit

# Step 2 - Adding Categories, adding Subcategories, and Deleting Categories/Subcategories

# Step 2a - Adding Categories

  • Open the newly created collection
  • Enter a category in the textbox and click Add
  • The category is added below.

# Step 2b - Adding sub-categories

  • Click parent category to select it.
  • Type the name of the sub-category in the textbox and click Add.
  • The subcategory will appear underneath the folder of the parent category

# Step 2c - Deleting categories/sub-categories

  • Click the category or expand the parent category and click the subcategory to select it
  • Click Delete
  • Review the warning and click Ok

Note: Deleting parent categories will delete subcategories contained therin.

# Step 3 - Mapping the Categories to a module

  • Open the Module
  • Click Modify
  • In the Modify modal expand the Website Properties.
  • Under the Categories section click Browse under the Datable Category Group
  • Select the newly created collection.
  • Click Choose
  • Click Submit

# Step 4 - Add Categories to each entry

  • Open the module
  • Click the Add Entry button
  • Enter the name, choose the status and images, populate the heading, intro and content
  • Scroll down to the Categories section and select the appropriate categories created
  • If the category is not listed, the user can create them in the modal
  • Click Submit