Sections Dashboard: An Overview to Stay Organized
In the Sections dashboard, you can create and manage sections for specific topics and content within your site.
To access it, click Sections in the lefthand administration panel or type "YourDomain/core/r_dashboard/section" in the URL bar:
Once you open the Sections dashboard, you can:
Add new sections:
Update the section's status to either Public, Private, or Unlisted:
- Public: The section is open to everyone who visits your site and shows up in your site's navigation menu. The articles within this section are fully public.
- Private: The section is only visible to administrators and will not show up in your site's navigation menu. The articles within this section will 404 for anyone that's not logged in with an administrator account.
- Unlisted: The section is only accessible by URL and will not show up in your site's navigation menu. The articles within this section will be visible to the public if they have the links to those specific posts.
Reorder the sections:
As they would appear on your site using the drag-and-drop functionality.
Access Section Details where you have the option to adjust the following in each section:
- The section's meta title, description, and keywords. Your section's meta information is what you would like Google to take into consideration when crawling the page.
- The section's URL slug, while keeping the section's name the same. You can always link-out to a different URL if you want a section to go to, for example, an online shop.
- Content tags to automatically pull in any post with the same tag. Unlike meta tags, content tags are specific to your site's content structure and organization.
After making all of your changes, be sure to click
Legacy Rules for Post Tags and Section Content Tags
Currently the logic of tags and sections is such that if a tag on a post matches a section content tag that section will be automatically applied to post. But this can be unwanted behavior. There is a solution in the administrator site extras where we can enable "legacy rules" to make it such that the section is not applied to the post automatically. If you are interested in enabling this feature, please contact your account manager or email@example.com.
Select a Primary Section:
When creating a post in the Entry Editor, you have the option to allocate a primary section to that post.
Depending on what URL setup and site design / styling you have, that primary section:
- Will be displayed in your posts URL or not.
- Will be displayed in your site's design as the main section label.
Parent-Child Relationships for Sections
You can set up a parent-child hierarchy for your sections. In the video below above you can easy how easy it is to set up the right taxonomy for your site.
Here is how it looks in the Entry Editor:
Here is how the parent-child relationship looks in the Sections Dashboard:
Add/Edit Sections In Post Dashboard
Easily add, edit, and remove sections for an article within the post dashboard:
The Channels Tab
To avoid cluttering up the Channels tab, we've made it so that the top five sections that you have organized in your Sections Dashboard are shown in the Entry Editor.
You can easily find and add other existing sections using the new search field below your top five categories. You can also display all of your sections using the Show All Sections button:
Using the same search field, you can also add a new section instantly:
Content Ingestion AND/OR Logic
We have an option in the Sections dashboard where you can add content tags to be automatically ingested:
By default, those tags added behave like an OR clause. So if you add "Music", "Video" and "TV", it will ingest Music OR Video OR TV tagged content.
With the + logic added at the beginning of the tag, if you do: "+video", "+music", that section will ingest the posts that have both tags only (it won't ingest a post that has only the tag VIDEO, for example). So it behaves like an AND clause.
If you have any questions about the Sections Dashboard or your own site's architecture, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.