Categorizing Nodes

At some point you will want to categorize your nodes in a sort of taxonomy / vocabulary, where each node could be part of multiple vocabularies. 

I.e. 

"Rome" is a "City". But "Rome" is also inside "Italy". 

As we are using a hierarchic file-system folders, apparently. 

That's where symlinks (symbolic links) come handy! 

Every file system allows linking one resource (file or folder) into another resource. This makes possible to have your nodes/folders included as a child of as many other nodes as you want, with just a link. 

Of course, the "real" resource will only exist in one place; that's why, when designing a Quanta architecture, you should pay attention to the way you build and organize your node structure.


Using manager to categorize nodes

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It would not be convenient for standard users to create symbolic links by hand (although that's definitely possible for some power users!).

That's why we included in Quanta a shadow component called "Manager", that provides the end user with a nice UI for content categorization. 

To use the category manager, just include the manager_form component in your LINK|title=Shadow add forms:creating-and-editing-nodes-with-shadow].