User talk:TrevorD

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You wrote: For "Singles" we only have the category "Singles"

For the image files I have uploaded (and generally) I am thinking of categorising as:

7" Singles 10" Singles 12" singles CD singles Cassette singles

Where multiple entries exist on a page, I would leave it as just "singles" but (particularly for individual images) I would want to create the above categories.

a) Is that a good idea? - Yes. I think it is always helpful to enable users to find stuff, and creating subsets of large categories helps find something specific, rather than having to sort through 100s of results.

b) How do I create a new category? - very simple. Usually we list categories at the foot of the page. To create a new category just add:

"Category:7" singles" in double square brackets [[]] for instance, at the end of the text for the relevant page or image. The first time you do this, it will come up as a broken link. Click on that link. Then add, say: the template for releases - "releases" in double curly brackets {{}}
7" Singles

The releases template adds a navigation/index box on the top right of the page.

c) Is it possible to have a hierarchy of categories where all the above are a sub category of "Singles"? You could put the Category of 7" singles in the category of Singles, but not vice versa. That creates a sort of hierarchy. There are lots of similar hierarchies already. For instance, if you look at the Category:1986, you will see that within it (listed first) are 7 other categories, e.g. Photos 1986, Tickets 1986 and Discography 1986. These specific categories are subsets of the higher level category - 1986.

Hope that helps...

You asked:

Nick: Thanks for that reply all understood.

My final question now is: OK, so I have created the sub categories under category "Singles" Category:Singles Now - IF I put an image into one of the sub categories does it automatically get included in the parent category. ie. If I add a category "7" singles" to an image, does it STILL need to have the original category "Singles" there ...? (Or do I delete the category "Singles" ... )

A page has the categories that you give it when you create the page. So it you want it to have multiple categories you have to add them all to the page in question. If you want a page to be listed in both "Singles" and "7" singles" you have to assign it to both categories. Even if the Category "7" singles" is assigned the category: Singles, that does not mean that everything in 7" singles will be in the category "Singles" unless you say so. So yes, list every category under which you want the page to appear....