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Enabling taxonomies for specific metadata fields

Before you can start using taxonomies throughout FotoWeb you need to choose which metadata fields should have taxonomies assigned to them. This topic explains just that - how to enable taxonomies for specific metadata fields.

Assigning taxonomies to metadata fields

In the FotoWeb site configuration, go to the Settings tab, expand the Behavior node and click on the Metadata feature.

All the metadata fields created on the system are now listed, and you can set various options pertaining to each field. In the case of enabling taxonomies for fields, you'll be interested in the checkbox in the Taxonomy column and the related Plural name.

To enable a taxonomy for a field, tick the Taxonomy checkbox next to the field you want to enable it for. Then, in the Plural name field, type in the Plural name for the field - this is used in headers in the user interface and the URLs to the taxonomy item. For example, if you enable a taxonomy for the Category field, you can type Categories in the Plural name field to have Categories displayed e.g. as a header above the taxonomy when using this for archive navigation.

Enabling taxonomy for a metadatafield

When you've enabled taxonomies for the fields you require, remember to hit the Save button at the bottom of the screen to store the changes.

What's next

Now you will need to enable taxonomy navigation on the archives where you'd like to use this functionality.

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