Help:Categories

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A valuable aspect of the wiki is that we try to have each page filed in at least one "Category."  This makes it easier for people to find pages they may not know exist. An important responsibility, therefore, is that anyone who creates a new page - or even edits and existing page - should think carefully about under which Category that page should be filed.  Hint: Pages can be filed under as many categories as are appropriate!

Inserting a Category on a Page

The Insert Category button(s) displays all existing categories, helping to keep the terminology uniform. You can then assign the page you are on to one or more of these existing categories. On top of this, you can create new categories here too. The dialogue can be called up from both the "Edit" mode and the "View" mode.

Inserting categories while editing a page:

In the edit view (wiki code and WYSIWYG), click the "tag" button to assign categories (keywords. )

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Inserting categories in the "Read" mode:

Click on the button "more"  on the right hand side.

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You will find several orders, one of which is "Insert Category". Here you can add new and insert categories or you can delete categories that doesn't fit the article.

Screenshot: Inserting categories in the "Read" mode

It does not matter if you start from the "Read" or "Edit" mode, when you choose to assign categories, a dialogue opens that looks something like this:

Dialogue of Insert Category

As you can see on the screenshot above, in the left column all available categories, in the right column there are all chosen categories for the article and you can add new categories in the same field.

Insert Category's functions

The categories are listed hierarchically in the left column. The column on the right shows the categories which are already assigned to the article.

  • Assigning categories: Click on one of the categories listed, it will appear on the right in the column "Chosen categories" and is then assigned to the article. Is a category is chosen which lies in a deeper level of the category hierarchy, all the categories above it will be transferred into the right hand column too.
  • Deleting categories: To remove a category from the site you are on, click on the delete symbol (a red cross).
  • Adding new categories: A category can be created and assigned by typing the category's name in the text box and clicking on "Enter". New categories only show up in the dialogue after the page has been saved and the dialogue has been reloaded.
  • Ok button: In order to assign the chosen categories to the page, click the "Ok" button. The categories you have chosen will only be added to the page when you do this. Then they are added at the end, in the form [[Category:]].
  • Abort: If you do not want to make the change, you can cancel the action with the button "Abort".