Taxonomy System

Taxonomy System


  • A classification of content that implements a hierarchical structure or classification scheme
  • Reflects the grouping method used to organize the site’s information
  • Also known as a classification, a directory, an ontology or hierarchical browsing

Sitecore Taxonomy

  • The primary path users follow through a site to access content items
  • Provides for the topical categorization of content
  • Content can also be stored in a separate section to the main site structure
  • Reducing the width and depth of the main site structure can help performance

Sitecore Taxonomy Guidelines

  • Consider whether the website taxonomy should mirror the enterprise taxonomy
  • If an independent taxonomy is developed, consider whether mappings between the website and enterprise taxonomies will be required