This month we want to help you get organized (If you need help getting organized, now is the perfect time to join pixels2Pages). The hardest part about organizing your content is deciding how to do it and what will work for you. You are able to organize your content by three levels of organization: Library, Categories and Tags. I like to think of the organization in terms of a triangle or a tree as it starts out narrow and broadens. For my blog, I will use the tree to describe it. The entire tree represents one kit.
The library folder gives life to your Content Manager. It is where it all begins. A kit need only go into one library folder. You can have one library folder or many. You get to choose what your library folders are.
Once your content is in a library folder, it can branch off into many categories. Even if you don’t use categories in Artisan, the software automatically puts all of your elements in a category (Content not in any category). One kit can belong to many categories. Even though the kit is in many categories, there is still only one copy of that kit in its library folder. Branches (categories) grow, change, branch off into more branches, but they still remain a part of the tree (library folders).
Finally, you have tags. Tags allow you to organize your content by element in a kit instead of the entire kit. One tag can be attached to elements in many different categories or library folders. I recently wrote a blog Out of Control (A Tale Of My Content Manager) which details my tagging journey.
Knowing this information, I have organized my content in a way that makes sense to me.
Enjoy this brief tour of my Content Manager. It may even give you a few ideas. Be sure to visit pixels2Pages.net all month long as we provide members with invaluable information about the Content Manager.
This video will cover the basics of selecting just the right amount of content for use in your projects. Though this video is recorded in Artisan 5, the same idea applies in Artisan 4.