Using a taxonomy element

You select a start category, and define the behavior of the taxonomy element when creating a taxonomy element.

  1. Click Select Start Category to select a category to start the category selection tree.
  2. Select Include Start to display the category that you defined in "Start Area" as the first item in the category selection tree. If not selected, the first category below the category that is defined in "Start Area" will be displayed as the first item in the category selection tree.
  3. Select the number of child categories to display in the category selection tree using the Depth field.
  4. To select the categories you would like to be displayed as "selected" when a category tree is first opened, click Select Category in the "Categories to include" section. The categories selected here will only appear in the category selection tree if they are included within the parent categories defined in steps 1 and 3.
  5. To display categories as "selected" when a category tree is first opened based on categories defined in other sources, select one of the following options:
    1. To display categories as "selected" when a category tree is first opened based on the categories the currently displayed content item is profiled with, select Current content.
    2. To display categories as "selected" when a category tree is first opened based on the categories the current user is profiled with, select Current User.
    3. Select Query string to enter a query string parameter to search for. For example, if you entered myquery in this field, a category selection tree displayed on a page whose URL contained a search query ?myquery=shoes would display the category called shoes as selected.
    The categories selected here will only appear in the category selection tree if they are included within the parent categories defined in steps 1 and 3.
  6. To restrict the categories displayed from other sources to specific categories, click Select Category in the "Restrict Included Categories to" section. The categories selected here will only appear in the category selection tree if they are included within the parent categories defined in steps 1 and 3.
  7. Select Merge selected categories with included categories to add categories selected in the "Selected Categories" section to category selection tree.
  8. Select Replace selected categories with included categories to replace the categories included within the "selected start category" with categories selected in the "Selected Categories" section. If no categories are found using the criteria entered in the "Selected Categories" section, then the "selected start category" is used.
  9. Enter HTML, text and tags in the component design fields:
    1. The code entered in the header and footer designs will appear before and after the displayed category selection tree.
    2. The code entered into the selected design is used to format selected categories in a category selection tree.
    3. The code entered into the unselected design is used to format unselected categories in a category selection tree.