Taxonomies offer a way to categorize or tag your content. Users can click a tag to view all content which has been assigned that tag. Taxonomies can also be used to categorize blocks and views.
In Drupal, a tag name is called a term. Terms are grouped together into a vocabulary.
There are several steps to setting up and using a taxonomy. You will need to:
- select or create a new vocabulary
- add your terms to the vocabulary
- edit content types to include a field for vocabulary terms
- select the appropriate term(s) for individual content
Each of these steps is explained in the following FAQs.
For more on taxonomies see Organizing content with taxonomies at Drupal.org, and Drupal 7 Essential Training: Categorizing content with tags at lynda.mit.edu.