MindTouch structure dictates that articles exist within guides. By default, MindTouch displays articles within guides in alphabetical order by URL. Guides allow further organizational control through the use of guide tabs. Guide tabs can surface articles alphabetically by:
- page title
- classifications (both default and custom classifications)
- topic heirarchy
Create your guide tabs
- Click the Plus (+) icon of the tab pane.
- Select the tab by which you want to display your articles and click Add new tab.
- The guide tab now surfaces your specified articles.
The Topic hierarchy tab only surfaces topic articles, not how-tos or references. To surface how-tos or reference, use the Featured articles or Article directory tabs. Any articles that live underneath your topic page are displayed underneath the topic they live under.
Click the Edit icon to rename the tab.
Types of Guide Tabs
The Featured articles tab reveals articles according each of the following categories: Most Popular, Highest Rated, Recently Added, and Recently Edited.
In a Classification tab, articles which correspond to the chosen classification are listed alphabetically by URL.
The Article directory tab lists all articles within the parent guide alphabetically by page title.
The Tag directory tab lists all articles alphabetically by tag; untagged articles are listed separately above other articles, and are visible only to Pro members.
The Topic hierarchy tab displays topic pages alphabetically by URL. Subtopic, or child pages, are displayed beneath their parents, also in alphabetical order by URL. Note that only Topic articles are displayed in this tab.
The Path tab is used to display any path or paths you choose. By default, Paths are listed in the order in which they are added to the tab, although they can be reordered easily via drag-and-drop.
Create Custom Classification guide tabs
For further control over the display of articles within Guides, you can create custom classification guide tabs.