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Creating a Category page

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Basic information

A Category page is a type of page on the public site. On a Category page, visitors can browse all the content from the same Category. Each Category page is automatically generated from a pre-defined layout. When you enable a Category page, you can choose your preferred layout and make a few small customizations.

From Pangea CMS, you can enable a Category page for any Category. The available layout options vary, according to the type of Category:

  • Content: Choose from several pre-defined layout options. Most layouts are applied only on the Category page (not on content pages). The exception is the Latest news layout, which is applied on the Category page and on content pages.
  • TV / Radio: The only available layout is Multimedia archive. This layout is applied on the Category page and on content pages.

This article explains how to create a Category page for a Content Category. To learn how to enable the Multimedia archive layout for a TV or Radio Category, see the alternative article below:



Open the Category edit screen

To open the edit screen for a Content Category:

  1. Go to Settings > Categories (Zones).
  2. Select the Content Category you want to update. You can check the type of Category under Category type.

The Edit Category (Zone) screen opens.

This article explains how to create a Category page for a Content Category. To learn how to enable the Multimedia archive layout for a TV or Radio Category, see the alternative article below:



Enable a Category page

Tick the box next to Enable category (zone) archive page to enable a Category page for the current Category.



Customize the Category page

The following customization options are also available:


Set the calendar

A calendar is displayed on every Category page (unless the Latest News layout is enabled). When a visitor picks a specific date, only content published on this date is listed on the Category page.

Under Data archive are present since, set the earliest date that will be pickable in the calendar. We suggest selecting the date when the oldest content page from the Category was published.


Include child Categories

Tick the box next to Include all sub-zones on this archive page if you want to include content from child Categories on the Category page. This option is only available for Categories that have at least one child Category.


Select the layout

Click Change page layout to select a layout for the Category page.

This article includes a detailed description of each available layout:



Save your changes

Click the Save button to create the Category page. If you do not perform this step, your changes will be lost.



List with thumbnails

When the List with thumbnails layout is enabled, the Category page displays a simple teaser for every content page from the Category. This is a highly versatile layout, suitable for promoting a mixture of content types.

An example is available via the link below:

Each teaser includes the following elements:

  • Publication date and time
  • Title
  • Introduction
  • Horizontal image

The teaser is generated from the Website teaser settings for the content page. If the content page does not have Website teaser settings, the teaser is generated from the General settings.



Blog with big images

When the Blog with big images layout is enabled, the Category page displays every content page from the Category in full. This layout is suitable for showcasing a collection of short, blog-style content. Any type of content page can be included on a Blog with big images Category page. However, this layout is most commonly used to showcase text content (such as Articles and Blogs).

An example is available via the link below:



FactCheck list

When the FactCheck list layout is enabled, the Category page displays a simple teaser for every FactCheck from the Category. This layout only supports the FactCheck content type.

An example is available via the link below:

IMPORTANT: When the FactCheck list layout is enabled, only FactCheck pages are promoted on the Category page. Other content types that are added to the Category will not be promoted on the Category page.



Latest news

When the Latest news layout is enabled, content is displayed as a continuous stream rather than standalone content pages. The Latest news layout is applied on the Category page and on content pages. This layout can be applied on any type of content page. However, Latest news is most commonly used to showcase text content (such as Articles and News).

An example is available via the link below:

When you open a content page that uses the Latest news layout, the desired content is expanded and visible in full at the top of the page. You can keep scrolling to browse other items from the Category. For other items, just the first paragraph is visible. Expand any item to view the content in full.

The URL in the address bar changes dynamically to match the currently expanded item. This enables:

  • Proper tracking of item views via third-party analytics tools.
  • The option to leave a comment on an individual item.
  • The option to share a link to an individual item.

NOTE: By default, a Latest news Category page includes 15 items. We can adjust this number for individual sites. To change the number for your site, contact Pangea Customer Care.


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