Accessibility links

Breaking News

Assigning and managing Tags


What's inside this article:



About Tags

You can assign one or more Tags to any content page in Pangea CMS. Tags serve the following purposes:

  • Optimize search on the public site.
  • Filter results according to Tags using the Pangea CMS Search tool.
  • Set a widget to only promote content that is assigned a certain Tag.

Tags are also applied as meta keywords in the metadata for the content page.

NOTE: Meta keywords are no longer used in ranking algorithms by Google and most other popular search engines (including Yahoo! and Bing). However, meta keywords are still valid for some search engines, including Yandex and Baidu.



Create a Tag

Create a new Tag in either of the places below:



Create a Tag on the edit screen for a content page

This method lets you immediately assign the new Tag to the content page. Follow these steps:

  1. Select Tags on the edit screen for the content page.
  2. Type the name for the new Tag in the box.
  3. Select the "Add" option. For example, to add the new Tag football, select Add "football". This option is at the bottom of the list of existing Tags.
  4. Each assigned Tag appears inside the box. Remove an individual Tag by hitting the small X icon next to the Tag, or instantly remove all Tags by hitting the large X icon on the right side of the box.

The changes are not applied until you hit Save or Save & close.



Create a Tag in Tags settings

This method lets you create a new Tag that is not immediately assigned to any content pages. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings > Metadata management > Manage tags.
  2. Type the name for the new Tag in the box at the top of the screen.
  3. Hit Add. Optionally, add multiple new Tags. The added Tags appear next to the box.
  4. Hit Create added tags to create all added Tags.

The Tag(s) are created and appear on the list in the Tags settings. The Tags can be assigned to content pages.




Assign a Tag to a content page

To assign an existing Tag to a content page:

  1. Select Tags on the edit screen for the content page.
  2. Hit inside the box and start typing the name of a Tag. You see a list of the current Tags that match your search.
  3. Select the Tag(s) you want to assign. Each assigned Tag appears inside the box. Remove an individual Tag by hitting the small X icon next to the Tag, or instantly remove all Tags by hitting the large X icon on the right side of the box.

The changes are not applied until you hit Save or Save & close.




Optimize public site search

When a word / phrase is assigned to a content page as a Tag, the page appears in the search results for that word / phrase on the public site. For example, an article with the assigned Tag football appears in the search results for football (even if the word football is not used in the article).

The following rules apply:

  • Search is not case-sensitive. So an article that is assigned the Tag Football will appear in the search results for Football and football.
  • If a Tag is a phrase with no quotes, the words are treated as separate Tags. So an article that is assigned the Tag cats are great will appear in the search results for cats as well as great.
  • If a Tag is a phrase with quotes, the phrase is treated as a single Tag. So an article that is assigned the Tag "cats are great" (with quotes) will appear in the search results for cats are great. It will not appear in the search results for cats (unless this word is used elsewhere in the article).
TIP: Assign words / phrases as Tags that are not used on the page but might be entered by website visitors (colloqualisms, alternative spellings, etc.).



Search according to Tags in CMS

On the main Search screen in Pangea CMS, use the Tags menu to select one or more Tags. When you hit Search, the results only include content pages assigned at least one of the selected Tags.

For detailed information about using the Pangea CMS Search tool, see the following article:




Populate a widget according to Tags

When Auto mode is enabled for a widget, Pangea CMS automatically populates the widget according to the criteria you define in the widget settings. You can configure a widget to only promote content pages that are assigned a particular Tag. This applies for the following widgets:

In the Content section on the widget edit screen, use the Tags menu to select one or more Tags.

For detailed information about setting up a widget using Auto mode, see the following article:




Manage existing Tags

Manage all the existing Tags for your site via Settings > Metadata management > Manage tags.

The following options are available:



Merge Tags

You can merge a group of Tags. For example, the 'Football' and 'Athletics' Tags might be merged to create a new Tag, called 'Sport'. When you perform this action:

  • The 'Football' and 'Athletics' Tags are deleted.
  • The 'Sport' Tag is assigned in place of the 'Football' and 'Athletics' Tags on content pages.

Follow these steps:

  1. Select the Edit icon next to one of the Tags you want to merge.
  2. Under Merge tags, type the name of another Tag you want to merge. Select the correct name in the drop-down menu.
  3. Optionally add more Tags to be merged. After adding all the Tags you want to merge, enter the name for the new Tag under To a new merged tag name. Hit Merge.

A new Tag is created that automatically replaces the merged Tags on content pages.



Rename a Tag

Follow these steps:

  1. Select the Edit icon next to the Tag you want to rename.
  2. Under Rename tag, enter the new name for the Tag. Then, hit Rename.

You do not see any confirmation, but the Tag is now renamed. The change is applied automatically on content pages.



Delete a Tag

Follow these steps:

  1. Select the Delete icon next to the Tag you want to delete.
  2. Select Ok to confirm the action.

The Tag is now deleted. The Tag is no longer assigned on content pages.



Pangea CMS Guide

Need help?

XS
SM
MD
LG