Adding, editing or deleting taxonomies

It is good practice to look thoroughly through the existing list of taxonomies before you decide to create a new one. Some key words might already exist for the concept you are trying to express for example: Secretary General (correct) for Sec. General (avoid) or World Energy Trilemma (new) for Policy Assessment (old) etc. The key rule with taxonomies is ‘less is more’ so try to be as precise as possible in tagging your article or page but try to avoid ticking too many boxes.

Adding a taxonomy:

To add a taxonomy click ‘Publications’ on the Dashboard. Then click on the taxonomy group within which you want to add a new taxonomy. Here you can add the name, slug, parent (if required), description and order of the new taxonomy. Then click the ‘Add’ button below. The button will say ‘Add topic’ or ‘Add region’ for example.

Alternatively you can add a taxonomy while creating a page. On the right hand side, below each taxonomy group there is a ‘+ Add’ button (e.g. ‘Add topic’). Click this and you can enter the name and parent category of the new taxonomy.

Editing/deleting a taxonomy:

To edit or delete a taxonomy click ’Publications’ on the Dashboard. Then click on the taxonomy group within which you want to edit or delete a taxonomy. Locate the taxonomy you want to edit or delete and hover over the name. Click ‘edit’ to edit the taxonomy. Click delete to delete the taxonomy.