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The Categories app allows you to create hierarchical categories and tag articles and content with them. When applied to content, categories create a taxonomy - a set of metadata that describes and classifies the content. Categories are displayed as links in the article header or as a weighted list known as a category cloud. By clicking category links, visitors can discover related content, resulting in more page views and longer stays on the site.



The Categories app is installed by the Categorization module. The app is based on the content app framework so its configuration is typical of any content app. The app is configured at Configuration > /modules/categorization/apps/categories.

Node name






The Categories app operates on the category workspace. 

Node types

The Categories app registers a custom mgnl:category node type, and operates on nodes of this type and on folders. 


See Categorization module.