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Enabling taxonomies for specific metadata fields

Before you can start using taxonomies throughout FotoWare SaaS 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

If you are a FotoWare SaaS customer: FotoWare will assign taxonomies to metadata fields on request. Please contact FotoWare Support ( or your FotoWare Partner with a list of the relevant metadata field names. You can find the metadata field names using the Metadata View editor via the Site Configuration tool. For more information, see Creating a metadata view

If you have access to the FotoWare SaaS Dashboard,  go to the Settings tab, expand the Behavior node, and select the Metadata feature.

All the metadata fields created on the system are now listed, and you can set various options pertaining to each field. 

To enable a taxonomy for a field, select the Taxonomy checkbox for it. Then, in the Plural Name field, enter the plural name for the field - this is used in headers in the user interface and in the URLs for the taxonomy item. For example, if you enable a taxonomy for the Category field, you can enter Categories in the Plural Name field to display Categories, for example,  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, select Save to store the changes.

What's next

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

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