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Create a custom classification

Custom classifications are crucial to your content organization, especially when surfacing content or various product versions in your guides. With custom classifications you control the effective presentation of your help content to your users. In MindTouch, administrators and content managers can easily create custom classifications to incorporate into any workflow.

When should I use custom classifications?

  • To organize articles in guides by custom tabs
  • To indicate a stage in a workflow (as in an editorial or translation workflow)
  • To identify articles as special articles, create custom tags under the Article Type classification.

Create custom classifications

  1. On the MindTouch toolbar, navigate to Site tools > Control panel.


  1. In the control panel, select Systems Settings > Classifications.

  1. Add a classification that identifies the workflow of your pages, e.g. "Translation Status."
  2. If you want to apply the classification to subpages created underneath a page, check the Recursive checkbox.

  1. Create your tags in the newly created classification. Use whichever labels are most meaningful to you and your team.

As you create your custom tags, keep in mind the order you want them to appear. Custom tags are displayed in the order they are created.

  1. On your page, navigate to Page Settings (above the page title) and set the appropriate classification. 

Create custom article types

As many elements within the MindTouch user interface are driven by default article types, MindTouch recommends using the default article types as a best practice. If you need to create a custom article type, do so using the steps above, but also add the following CSS via Control panel > Custom Site CSS to ensure the default pagination and table of contents successfully renders for your articles.

.columbia-article-yourclass #mt-toc-container, .columbia-article-yourclass .elm-meta-article-navigation, .columbia-article-yourclass .mt-article-pagination{
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