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Pro Drupal 7 Development, Third Edition by John K. VanDyk, Todd Tomlinson

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Chapter 15. Working with Taxonomy

Taxonomy is the practice and science of classification. It's an oft misunderstood and under-utilized feature, meaning that there are a lot of people out there who are missing out on a powerful feature that will make their lives as developers and site administrators easier. A few quick examples may make it easier to understand what taxonomy is and why you might want to use it.

One of the most common usages of taxonomy is to "tag" content with words or phrases. You might tag a piece of content with the phrase "great for teens." If you wanted to find all content that was great for teens, you would simply click the tag. Drupal finds all content tagged with the phrase "great for teens" and renders it as a list. Another ...

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