Tag Based List

Used for generating a formatted list of tagged pages. In other words, a list of all related content can be viewed on a single page.

Tag based lists are commonly used for news archives. They are also useful for the creation of News/Announcements feeds using Syndicated Content.

This is an example of a Tag Based List:

GU Veterans News

This pages contains information on how to:

  1. Add your own custom tags
  2. Add a tag-based list to your site
  3. Create content that will appear on the Tag Based List

 

To Add Custom Tags (both Type and Topic)

Drupal automatically comes with five categories for tagging related stories:

  1. Announcement
  2. FAQ
  3. General Page
  4. In the News item
  5. News Items

However, it is possible to add your own categories for Types and Topics.

To add your own Type:

1. Go to a page that you want tagged as your new Type. Click New Draft.

2. On the left side, click Other Information.

3. Under Type, select "Other."

4. A new field will appear. Type your new category into that field.

5. Publish and save the page.

Add Type

To add your own Topic:

1. Go to a page that you want tagged as your new Topic. Click New Draft.

2. On the left side, click Other Information.

3. Under Topic, select "Add a new topic."

4. A new field will appear. Type your new category into that field.

5. Publish and save the page.

Add Topic

 

To add a Tag Based List:

1. Go to Add Content > Web Page.

2. Click Tag Based List.

3. Under status, select Enabled.

4. Select a Type.

  • This is important because you must select the same Type for each piece of content you want to appear on your List Page.  For example, if you are making a News Archive, the Tag Based List type will probably be “News Story”. More about this in step 14: For now, just make sure to remember what type you selected.

5. You may select a Topic, though it is not required. This is an additional way to organize your Tag Based List. For example, georgetown.edu/veterans aggregates pages that are labeled “News Story” (a Type) and “Veteran” (a Topic).

6. Choose a Sort Order. A Sort Order determines in what order the tagged pages on the list will appear: by date or alphabetically.

7. Select the number of items for an RSS feed. Note - This does not affect the number of items that will appear in the list after publishing the page, but rather changes the number of items that will appear if you decide to use this list as an RSS feed being pulled into another page.

8. Publish and Save.

 

Create content that will appear under the Tag Based List

1. To create content that will appear under the Tag Based List, select Add Content > Web Page.

2. Create the page as you would normally, with a title and any other desired content.

3. On the left side, select How this Displays on Other Pages.   

4. A short title and teaser can be included, but is not required. The Display Date automatically fills with today’s date, and the date will also appear on the Tag Based List automatically. The date can be changed, or if you don’t want a date to appear, delete everything in that box. 

5. On the left side, select Other Information.

6. Under Type, be sure to select the same Type you used when you created your Tag Based List in step 4, otherwise this content will not appear on the List Page. The example used in step 2 was “News Story.” If you selected a Topic in step 5, be sure to select the same topic as well. If you would like to select multiple topics, you can do so by holding the control/command key (for Windows/Mac, respectively) while clicking multiple options.

7. Publish the page and save. If you view the published version of your Tag Based List, the content should appear.