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  • [CMS] Out of Curiosity - How are you using Categories?

    Since my site navigation is fairly small I have turned off the use of Categories as I do not see any real value to them at this time. Perhaps I do not have a good enough grasp on how they help users navigate? They seem redundant to me especially if you have several sections that include sub-sections.

    I would be very itnerested in seeing how others use Sections versus Categories. If you use both and feel that they are beneficial, please let me know the URL so I can get some ideas.

    Thanks!

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    Well, I do this:

    Section -> United States Coins -> Nickels

    Then the categories are: Shield, Liberty, Jefferson, Indian.

    I'd like to use it more, but it seems messed up, everything keeps going into sub-categories.....
    Coin Collecting Forums
    Battlefield Bad Company 2 Wiki (In the Works)

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    • #3
      DHewes,
      I find the categories to be very helpful for my members to find relevant content. I have an auto-enthusiast site and many of the articles contain more than one important subject; I take those subjects and define them as "categories". For instance if an article contains information about Mustangs, Thunderbirds, and Lincolns, then the article is categorized under those 3 words. Then if a visitor wants to see an article that contains information about a Mustang, they have the ability to click on that article. A different visitor may not care about Mustangs but only want to see an article if it talks about Lincolns.... you can see the flexibility. test-drive at http://forum.love-fords.org

      BTW I have had no problems keeping the categories working properly.
      John
      You can pay more...but you can't buy better than the Ford.

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