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Working with Tags

adding tags to your news feeds and news components

Tags are a quick and easy way of classifying news feeds within your website. In technical terms, a tag is a piece of metadata assigned to a news article within CQ5. You can also think of them as keywords or labels that you attach to a news article to help you find it again. Tags give you greater control and specificity as to how your news feeds are organized. For example, if you wanted a news feed about a specific subject or person on your page, you could add a tag to the news article and only news feeds with that tag would appear.

To use tags, contact the Web Technology Group by creating a Service Center ticket at www.bc.edu/webform with a list of tags you'd  like to use. They need to be added from the administrative side of Adobe. Once the tags have been added, create your news article (for more information on this, go to Creating News Listings).

  • To add a tag to your news article, open the news article and click on the Page tab at the top of the Sidekick (the second tab for the left at the top of the Sidekick). Then open the Page Properties dialog box.
  • Click on the last tab on the right, Tags/Keywords, and begin typing the name of your site directory in the box and you'll get a pop-up with the tags that have been added. For example, if you working in the School of Nursing, you would begin typing "son". For the Law school, you would begin typing "law". Select the appropriate tag from the pop-up list.

screen shot of CQ Tag interface
  • To aggregate the articles that use these tags, add a news listing component to a page. In this component you'll see the News Tags field. Type in the path of the tag using the following syntax (there is no pop-up): maindirectory/sitedirectory/nameoftag. For example, if you were using the tag "research" in the Nursing School site you would type in "schools/son/research".
screen shot of CQ news listing
  • Now all your tagged news articles will be pulled in as you have specified.