Add and edit custom categories



Introduction




Categories are used to sort word entries into groups based on a shared characteristic. For example, 'moose', 'eagle', 'deer', and 'raven' can all be sorted as 'Animals'. You also have the option to have parent categories. This is when a broader category has more specific ('child') categories within it. For example, 'Animals' could be the parent category to 'Mammals'. Then, if you sorted 'moose' and 'deer' as 'Mammals', they would also be sorted as 'Animals'.


Only Language Administrators can add and edit categories. Before a recorder (or recorder with approval) can add a custom category to a word entry, it must first be created by a Language Administrator.


Tip

Categories cannot be added or edited from the word entry form. You must add your categories via the Categories section on your language site before they can be assigned to word entries.



Instructions




How to Add Categories

  1. Use your FirstVoices login and enter your Workspace
  2. Navigate the downward arrow next to the pink "Edit Portal button to open the drop-down menu (see image above)
  3. Then, click "Categories"
  4. Here, you can click "Create New Category" (see image below)
  5. Provide the required information to make your new Category
  6. You do not need to select a Parent Category unless you want to group sub-categories together
  7. Then, click "Create New Category" again


How to Edit Categories

  1. Use your FirstVoices login and enter your Workspace
  2. Navigate the downward arrow next to the pink "Edit Portal" button
  3. Then, click "Categories"
  4. Find the Category that you want to edit
  5. Click "Edit" on the Category that you want to modify
  6. Provide what edits you would like to make
  7. Click "Save Changes" when you are satisfied


How to Assign Categories

  1. Use your FirstVoices login and enter your Workspace
  2. Navigate to the word or phrases that you want to assign categorie(s) to
  3. Select the edit option (see image above)
  4. Navigate down to the Categories section
  5. Press "Add Categories"
  6. Here, you can browse and add categories to each entry
  7. Then, press "Save"

Instructional Video