Community Tags 2.0 supports a wide range of use-cases. This page lists some of the more common ones and describes the Community Tags features and configuration required to fulfil them.
It is important to appreciate the difference between node terms and community tags.
Node terms are typically set by node editors via the node edit form. In addition to categorising content, they are often used to:
- Provide site structure.
- Create menus.
- Create categorised node listings on taxonomy term pages.
- Create views.
- Determine pemissions.
As such, node terms are often crucial if not critical to a web site's good operation and usability, and in which case there is a need to keep tight control over them.
Community tags on the other hand are all about encouraging as many people as possible to tag content. Users should be free to tag content as they see fit.
Encourage community tagging but maintain tight control over node terms
This will probably be the most common use-case. Trusted users benefit from easier tagging via the Community Tags UI, whereas untrusted users are free to tag without risk of adversely affecting node terms.
- Partial synchronisation of node terms.
- Cleaning and de-duplication and moderation of new tags using Unitag integration.
Use the community tagging UI for easier content categorisation by trusted users
Trusted users get to add and remove node terms via the community tags UI without having to edit nodes.
- Full synchronisation between community tags and node terms.
- Tag content permission limited to trusted users.
- Unitag may be used to provide tag "cleaning", de-duplication, and to place new terms within a hierarchy.
Community tags only used for personal categorisation of content
Community tags can be used to provide a categorised bookmarking system.
- No node term synchronisation.
- All tags not displayed.
- Provide a "My tagged content" page, listing the content tagged by the user.
- No need for tag moderation as users will only see their own tags.