You can use Categories and Topics to organize information within your community. Both titles can be customized in Community Settings > Labels. For example, you could rename "Categories" to "Projects".
- Categories are most frequently used to organize community activities around functional topics such as Surveys, Discussions, Live Chats, or Albums.
- Topics are used to organize community activities around a topical area. You could list TV shows, vehicles, customer experience, or many more topics.
Category and Topic Display Behavior
Categories and Topics are only displayed to community members when content is assigned to a Category or Topic. For instance, if you have created a Topic called "Fun Activities for Kids" but have not assigned content to that Topic, that Topic will not show up in the community.
In addition, Categories and Topics will not display to community members unless they are a member of a group to which content has been published. Again, if content for the "Fun Activities for Kids" topic is only published to the group "Parents of Kids 0-12," then only group members will see the "Fun Activities for Kids" Topic in the drop-down menu.
Create a New Category or Topic
Categories are created under Activities > Categories using the + button.
Topics are created under Activities > Topics using the + button.
You can reorder the listing of Categories or Topics with the Reorder button.
Add Category or Topic Descriptions and Images
When creating a category or topic, you can also add a description and an image.
Both the image and description will appear to members when they click on specific topics or categories. The optimal size for this image is at least 2500 pixels wide.