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Taxonomy define how you'd like to group or categorize your content. Once a new taxonomy is created, you may then link entries from Collections and Pages to terms so that users may easily find relatable content. Taxonomy may also be assigned a Fieldset to hold and cater their own rich content needs.

New Taxonomy


Taxonomies are similar to Collections and Pages, as in they are another content type that can be assigned a Fieldset. However, they differ in their usage. On their own Taxonomies can be considers simple tags or categories, but when used in association with a Collection or Page (via the Taxonomy Field) they can be used to associate content with each other.

Items within taxonomy are refered to as terms.

Creating a Taxonomy

New Taxonomies can be created from the Taxonomy module in the Control Panel located on the sidebar.

General Fields

General fields consist of the following:

Name Description
Name User-friendly identifier.
Handle Developer-friendly identifier
Description Brief description of what the Matrix manages
Fieldset Fieldset attachment to extend fields for Matrix entries

Customize Fields

The following are additional fields to help customize the look & feel of your Taxonomy within the Control Panel:

Name Description
Show in Sidebar Show or omit from Control Panel sidebar
Icon Visual graphic used to represent the Collection in the Control Panel


If your taxonomy will be accessible from the frontend, you may define its route and template here:

Name Description
Route URI route pattern to identify page from the front-end
Template Template code use for rendering (i.e. tag.show, tags.index)

Taxonomy Terms

A Taxonomy is made up of individual Terms, all with the same set of fields (assigned through a Fieldset). After you create a Taxonomy, you'll either see it on the Sidebar within the Control Panel under the Organize heading (depending on what customization settings were set).

Maintaining Terms

You can edit individual Terms from the Taxonomy Overview page. Simply click the name of the Term of click the bar icon to the right of the Term you wish to edit.


You may want to temporarily hide a page from the front-end website. Simply set the status to Disabled and it will no longer be public.

Deleting a Term

You can delete individual Terms from the Taxonomy Overview page. Simply click the bar icon to the right of the Term you wish to delete. Then confirm your deletion.

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Last edited on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 (4 years ago)