Categories are groups of collections. Categories allow you to organize your collections by whatever method you like. For example, you could make a category for every genre of your content.
To create a category, navigate to Content > Categories. Click the + Add button next to the Categories section of the Content page or + New Category at the top of the page.
A window will then prompt you for the category title. Click “Add.” You’ll be brought to a screen where you can modify the category title, as well as add a Short description, a Full description, and a Thumbnail.
The Content tab will allow you to add videos and collections to your new category. You can click “Add content” to select from your existing videos and collections, or you can upload new videos.
The Distribution tab allows you to control how your category is distributed and discovered across your platform. You’ll be able to set its visibility to Published or Private. You can also geoblock your category to make it available or unavailable in certain countries. The default option is “Worldwide,” but if you select “Choose countries,” you’ll need to specify which countries, and whether you’d like to limit your collection to only those countries, or if you’d like to prevent people in those countries from watching. You can also set a custom URL in this tab.
The Discovery tab is for adding information about your category to make it more discoverable for search results. You can:
- Designate the category to be your Featured category, pinning it to the top of the Browse page of your site and apps;
- Add Tags to your category;
- Add a Media ID to your category;
- Add Advanced metadata (only applicable if you are using our API for data);
- Add Image metadata for images you upload, and
- Add Custom metadata.
Click Save once you’ve made all your changes.