Gardening tags is a common practice in Elium. It consists of maintaining a coherent and qualitative category structure within the platform.
From the administration interface
Add several tags
If you need to enter several tags at once, you can choose the option "Add several tags". This is a more efficient manner of adding tags. Simply list one tag per line and save.
Editing tag relations
Synonymous tags belonging to the same category can be associated. Both will be considered during a search filtered on one of the two.
For example: if a user performs a search on the 'sodium chloride' tag, the system will also suggest contents tagged 'NaCl', if the administrator has set a relation between these two tags.
Editing hashtags settings
By default, all users can create tags. However, this can become overwhelming depending on the size of your platform. In order to garden your tags properly, you might want to restrict the creation of tags to a minimum user role: Guest, Contributor, Coordinator or Administrator.
Via this option you can perform several operations:
rename a tag
move it to another category
If you focused on limited categories, it is good practice to regularly go through the list of tags which do not belong to any category and sort these tags on the number of contents. A regularly used tag may be moved to another category.
You can delete a defined tag for another one. The tag you specify will automatically be attached to the contents to which the initial tag was attached. This initial tag will be definitively deleted.
For example: I want to merge the 'knowledge plaza' tag with the 'Elium' tag. I click on the 'Merge' option next to the 'knowledge plaza' tag and indicate the 'Elium' tag as replacement.
Every tag can be deleted. The system will warn you if you try to delete a tag used in:
contribution email addresses
tabs of the space
In the users' interface
Coordinators and administrators have the possibility to withdraw tags attached to contents. This operation takes place from the tagging window. It is important to note that these tags are withdrawn, but not deleted from the system.