Categories are great places to display generic descriptions and basic information that pertains to all of the sub-categories and guides contained in a category.
The title is both what a Category will be known as, and the way that people will find a category. Therefore, it is important that the Category title is appropriate for the subcategories and guides that it contains.
Category titles should be broad enough to include all pertinent subcategories, but narrow enough to exclude irrelevant categories. For example, if you wanted to create a Category for Honda cars, you wouldn't want to title it "Honda Vehicles" since that might also include motorcycles and trucks. It's simply too broad and would be increasingly hard to manage as your content grows.
On the other hand, you also wouldn't want to title it "Honda Coupés" since that would exclude four-door sedans. That's much too narrow. You'll want categories that give your content room to grow.
Display Title ¶
The Display Title field is automatically filled with the name that was provided when first creating the page. You can change the Display Title to update the page titles that appears when users see the Category on the site, although this will not change the title in the URL for the Category page.
Summaries provide a brief idea of what the category page is about. They show up on searches and underneath the category image, so they are very useful for identifying a category.
Title Image ¶
Images help users recognize the topic of a category page. Most people will use the category image as a form of identification, so it is important that it be general enough to cover all the sub-categories and guides that it holds, but specific enough that people can easily identify the category at a glance. Since the image will often be viewed as a thumbnail, it should be simple and free of clutter.
Attaching the category image is quite simple. Once an image is uploaded to the Media Manager, simply select the image and it will replace the placeholder space on the page.
Page Images ¶
Images can also be put in the main body of the category page using the Additional Information toolbar.
When an image is added to this section, wiki text generates for the image, allowing for the image to be easily moved and edited within the body text. To change size and alignment of an image inside the body text, add "|size=small/medium/large" or "|align=left/center/right" inside the image brackets.
Here's an example:
Permissions Manager ¶
|This only applies to Dozuki sites with the Public Editing feature activated.|
Categories are wiki pages, which means they are open for public editing. This is great because it allows any expert to critique or make changes to the page. However, it can be a problem if people start to abuse their editing freedom. The Permissions Manager is a system that prohibits edits to pages from being automatically accepted if the user making the edit has less than the necessary reputation. Check out these other pages for complete breakdowns on reputation and the Permission Manager.
Tags act similarly to any other tags, in that they increase search popularity by including extra words that many would think of in relation to that category, even though they may not be a part of the title.
To add a tag, locate the "Tags" field on the category page, type in the tag you want to add, and then click "Add".
Additional Information ¶
The Additional Information text box is the meat of the category page. This is the best place to put the identifying characteristics of the category and why all the sub-categories and guides belong in this particular category. This is also a great place to put interesting background information.
For more information about customization and formatting for the Additional Information field, click the "?" icon on the right side of the formatting toolbar.