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Managing Radio category settings


Radio categories in Pangea CMS are designed to promote audio content. This article explains how to manage the settings for a Radio category.

This article assumes that the Edit Category (Zone) screen (shown in the screenshot below) is already open. To learn how to access this screen, refer to the following article:

To learn about the settings for editing a Radio category, refer to the following sections:



Manage general settings

The general settings for the category are available at the top of the screen.

The following options are available:

  • Title: Provide a name for the category.
  • Social network username: Optionally enter a Twitter username that is included in the Tweet when a visitor shares a content page from the category via Twitter.
  • English name: Provide an English name that is included in the URL for the category archive page and enhances visibility via search engines.
  • Program Pages: Define the Category type. Select Radio to create a Radio category. After you select Radio, the additional Program Setting box appears.
  • RSS Enabled: Tick this box to display the category on your website's RSS feed page.
  • Show In Archive: Specify if the category is included on your website's archive page. If your website does not have an archive page, this setting has no effect. To add an archive page for your website, create a category with the Archive status.
  • Enable for mobile apps: Tick this box to display the category in mobile and smart TV apps.
  • Category (Zone) status: Define the category status.
  • Parent Category (Zone): Select top level zone if you are editing a top level category. If you are editing a child category, select the top level category that the child category is linked to.
  • You Might Also Like: Add a You Might Also Like (YMAL) widget that is displayed at the bottom of each content page from the category.
  • You Might Also Like Section Selection: Add a You Might Also Like (YMAL) section that is displayed at the bottom of each content page from the category.
  • Slide-in widget: Add a Slide-in widget that briefly appears when visitors open a content page from the category.
  • Right Responsive Region: Add a Region that is displayed on all content pages from the category. The region is displayed on the right side of the page on desktop and at the bottom of the page on mobile / tablet.

The list on the right side of the screen lets you specify the content types that can be manually assigned to the category.

The following options are available:

  • All content types: Ensure that Enable Content Type is ticked, then tick Check all. All content types can be manually assigned to the category.
  • Some content types: Ensure that Enable Content Type is ticked, then manually select content types. Only the selected content types can be manually assigned to the category.
  • No content types: Untick the box next to Enable Content Type. Content cannot be manually assigned to the category. The category can only include audio clips that are automatically assigned by Scheduler & Template week.



Share via USAGM Direct

The following options are currently available for sharing content via USAGM Direct:

  • None (selected by default): No content from this category is shared via USAGM Direct.
  • Share all content from zone: All audio and video content from this category is automatically shared via USAGM Direct. Other content types cannot be shared.


NOTE: All other settings in the Setup for USAGM Direct box are no longer valid and do not impact how content is shared via USAGM Direct.



Manage Radio category settings

When you are managing the settings for a Radio category, the Program Setting box is displayed on the Edit Category (Zone) screen.

NOTE: You can define the type of category via Program Pages in the general settings. The Program Setting box appears if TV or Radio is selected.


The following options are available:

  • Program Description: Provide a plain-text description of the category.
  • Program Page Content: Provide information about the category that is displayed on the category archive page.
  • Podcast Enabled: Tick this box to list the category as a podcast.
  • Enable Program Index Page: Tick this box to display the category on your website's Program Index Page (recommended if the category is linked to an audio show).
  • Program Image: Add an image that is used to promote the category on the public website.
  • Square Image: Add a square image that is used to promote the category in mobile and smart TV apps.
  • Audio Content Tab Selection: Define the tabs that appear on the category archive page.
  • Hosts: Optionally add the names of hosts (recommended if the category is linked to an audio show).
  • Multimedia distribution profile: Select a multimedia profile where you want to share videos from the category (applies only for audio clips that are automatically assigned to the category by Scheduler & Template week).
  • Show Links: Tick this box to show a download link with videos from the category (applies only for audio clips that are automatically assigned to the category by Scheduler & Template week).



List the category as a podcast

When you list a category as a podcast, the category appears on the podcast page for your website.

The Pangea CMS podcast feed is fully compatible with Google, iTunes and other platforms. After you list the category as a podcast in Pangea CMS, you can also submit the feed to your chosen third-party platforms for podcast distribution.

IMPORTANT: For distribution via iTunes, it is necessary to create a Jira ticket and request that we submit the feed for distribution on your behalf.


To list the category as a podcast, tick the box next to Podcast Enabled in the Program Setting box.

The following additional options are now available:

  • (A): Click Add under Podcast image to add an image that is displayed on the podcast page in iTunes and Google Play. The image must meet the following criteria:
    • Size: 1400px x 1400px
    • Format: .png or .jpg
  • (B): Select a Podcast category. This determines how the podcast is promoted via iTunes and Google Play.
  • (C): If the podcast is available via third-party platforms, enter the podcast URL for each platform. When visitors to your website click Subscribe on the podcast page, they can go to any of the the third-party URLs that you provide for the podcast.



Configure the category archive page

A category archive page lets visitors browse all the content from the category.

To enable the category archive page, ensure the box next to Enable category (zone) archive page is ticked.

The following additional settings are available:

  • (A): Data archive is present since: Select the date when content in this category was first published. This limits the dates that are searchable via the calendar on the category archive page. For example, if you select April 19th 2021, no prior dates will be searchable.
  • (B): Include sub-categories on this archive page (Appears if the category has child categories): Tick this box to display content from child categories on the category archive page.
  • (C): URLs: After you save the category, you can retrieve the URLs for the category archive page.

The category archive page for a Radio category includes tabs. The tabs can be configured individually for each category:

  • (A): Landing tab: Displays a special Landing page that you can create.
  • (B): Audio tab: Displays all audio content from the category.
  • (C): Content tab: Displays all non-audio content from the category.
  • (D): About tab: Displays basic information about the category.

To manage the tabs that appear on the category archive page, go to Program Setting > Audio Content Tab Selection.

The following options are available:

  • Enable a Landing tab: Use the drop-down menu under Landing Selection to select the Landing page that you want to use.
  • Enable an Audio tab: Tick the box next to Audio Tab Enabled.
  • Enable a Content tab: Tick the box next to Content Tab Enabled.
  • Add content for About tab: Define content via the Program Page Content box. The 'About' tab cannot be manually enabled or disabled.

You can also configure which tab is set as default. The default tab is listed first and is visible when the category archive page is opened.

The following conditions apply for setting the default tab:

  • If the Landing tab is enabled, it is always the default tab.
  • If you do not enable the Landing tab, the yellow alert icon marks the default tab (Audio tab or Content tab). You can change this by clicking the yellow alert icon.
  • If the Landing tab is enabled, the yellow alert icon marks the second tab.
  • The About tab is always displayed last and cannot be set as the default tab.



Manage a Radio category that is linked to an audio show

When a Radio category is linked to a specific audio show, every episode of the audio show is automatically added to the category.

You can link a Radio category to an audio show when you create the audio show in Scheduler & Template week. On the New broadcast program screen, select your preferred Radio category in the Categories drop-down menu.

If a Radio category is linked to an audio show, we recommend reviewing the following settings in the Program Setting box:

  • (A): Enable Program Index Page: Tick this box to list the category on the Program Index Page. This page displays all of the audio shows for your website.
  • (B): Hosts: Optionally add the names of hosts for the audio show. You can only add a user who is already an author in Pangea CMS.
  • (C): Multimedia distribution: Select a multimedia profile where you want to share episodes from the audio show.
  • (D): Show Links: Tick this box if you want to show a download link with each episode on the public website.



Add metadata

You need to provide the following metadata before you can save the category:

  • META Title: Enter a title that some search engines use to select search results.
  • META Description: Enter a description that some search engines use to select search results.
  • META Keywords: Enter a collection of keywords that releate the category. Some search engines may guide visitors who enter these keywords to the category archive page.



Further recommendations

For general information about categories in Pangea CMS, refer to the following article:

For information about managing other category types in Pangea CMS, refer to the following articles:

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