Categories are how we organize the content and how we file it whist tags are keywords that you add the post separately eg. like the ACDA trust deed can be categorized under, resource, web link, organization but you can tag it “ACDA” and “NEW ZEALAND” so if someone wanted to find just ACDA content you can write ACDA in the search bar and it will come up.
This will see that who ever needs to find your content will be able to find it directly through the vault.To ensure your content is successfully deposed in the GCDEX all posts need to be correctly categorized. Each post will be categorized by relevant headings (many different categories can be selected if your information can be filled underneath them). eg. “Courses” and “beginner” as shown below.
Also filed in the categories are the topics. Each post can be organized under several topics relating to the content published. We use the Topics as well as the categories to organize the content and make it more searchable throughout the exchange.
Note: if your content is also location specific you can also tick the given box to better organize you post in the vault. The more categorized and tagged your post is the easy it will be to find in the exchange.
Tags are separate from categories themselves and related to the individual keywords linked to your post. eg. the organization, the author, the year. For optimization we recommend you use a few tags per post.
This post about the book “The Making of an Empowering Profession” by Charlie McConnell is categorized under RESOURCE & BOOK. The topics chosen, were LOCAL GOVERNMENT, MONTORING & EVALUATION, and POLICY this is because as stated in the post (underlined in green) were significant themes in the publication. The post is then tagged with IACD (organisation) and empowerment (in the publications title) as they are relevant keywords in the post.