Category and Related Post HTML5 Interfaces
by Gregory Alexander ColdFusion Blog, Galaxie Blog
A blog category is used to generically categorize your blog posts. For example, I have a Road Trip category on my blog that I use to display the route of one of my road trips and to show off my photography. A category is similar to a tag as it lets you assign certain labels to the top of your blog post.
You can assign one or more categories to a post using the Edit Post Interface. Like the Related Posts Interface, this interface is an HTML5 widget and it allows you to add and search categories to assign to your post.
To add a category, click on the category field at the bottom of the Post editor. This widget will retrieve and display all of your posts.
To narrow down the selection, type in the search field within the category control, and a list of posts will be displayed that match your search criteria.
If nothing matches your criteria, you will see a new interface, 'Add New Category'. Click on this button and a New Add Category Interface will be launched in a new window. Change the Category Alias if you want to change the URL of the category, click on the submit button and the new category will be available in the category dropdown menu.
You may select one or more categories for a post. If you made an error click on the x button next to the category to remove it from the dropdown list. Once you are done selecting your categories, submit your post.
When writing a blog post, often there are other posts that you may have made that are relevant to the content of your post. This allows your readers to further investigate the subject based on the article that you are writing. For example, I have a 5 part explanation of ColdFusion ORM that explains the database technology that I use. Each blog post has a link to the other posts that I made on this subject. With Galaxie Blog, you have complete control over how the related posts are made.
To create a related post, look at the related posts field bottom of the Edit Post Interface. Clicking on this field will bring up a list of all of your articles in a multiple HTML5 drop-down widget.
If you know the name(s) of the post that you want to include, type in a full or partial title in the search field inside of the dropdown widget. A list of matching posts will be displayed if there are any matches.
You can select one or many posts from the multi-select to include as related posts. If you want to remove any selected posts simply click on the x icon in the related posts form field.
When you're done, submit your post and the related posts will show up underneath your blog post.
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