This add-on allows you to tag resources and create catalogs to help your users find the resources they need quickly and easily.
Enabling this add-on will add a new “Tagging” configuration view to your Devless admin interface. It will also add a new “Catalog” resource type to your app. Taggs can be used in many ways, but the Catalog resource will allow you to create a view for your users where they can filter and find any resources tagged in a particular way.
For example, maybe you’d like a company phone directory in your app, and you’d like your users to be able to filter the contacts by location or role. Tagging can accomplish this by adding location and role tags to all your Contact resources (a resource type that comes with the basic Devless admin), then create a Catalog resource as your phone directory.
Another example might be an app that provides bonus material to a YouTuber’s Patreon users. The show may want to categorize that bonus material by show, season, and show type. Then they can make a Catalog with these filters so users can find their bonus material for their favorite season or episode more easily.
Let’s make it easy for users to sort through your app’s content. If resources (videos, articles, guides, etc.) are included within a catalog, users can apply filters to the catalog and find what they need quickly. We’ll show you how to create a catalog, tag category, and tags. Then, we’ll add these tags to resources so it all seamlessly comes together. To get started you simply need to enable the add-on:
You are now ready to create tags and catalogs for your app.
Your tags must be grouped into Tag Categories. For example, if you want to tag your resources with what colors they are (“Red”, “Blue”, “Green”, etc.) then you’d need to make a “Color” tag category for those tags. To do this, navigate to “Tagging” and then click the “+” button. If you do not see the “Tagging” navigation item, make sure you enabled the Tagging add-on under “Add-ons”
You can now give your Tag Category a name (i.e. “Color”). You can also add one or more tags to the category by clicking “Add A Tag”.
Simply click Done to save this Tag Category and its tags to your app.
To apply your tag(s) to a resource, simply:
Tags can be used for many things, sometimes even just as informative annotations for your users. However, one of the most common uses of tagging is to create a catalog of resources based on your tags.
You create a Catalog resource like any other resource:
Tip: This add-on and the Guided Support add-on make for a powerful combination. If you tag specific answers in your guide, then link to a Catalog resource later in that guide, the Catalog will detect those tags from the Guide’s responses and automatically apply those tag filters. This creates a seamless experience where your Guides can inform the Catalogs on behalf of your users. You can even chain Guide’s together (make one guide a linked resource in another Guide) and the tags from selected results will be retained through that Guide chain.
Once you have created a Catalog, you will be able to configure the following:
Click “Done” and your Catalog is now ready to be used. Click “View Your App” and give it a test!