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Category

Categories are not mandatory but make it easier to structure news records.

Hint

EXT:news uses the System Categories since version 3.0.0.

Add a category

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  1. Switch to any page or sysfolder in the backend of your TYPO3 installation
  2. Click on the + icon.
  3. Select “Category” which can be found in the section System Records.

Properties

Field Description
Title Title of the category. This field is required!
Parent category The parent category is used to build a category tree. Therefore select the parent of the current category. If nothing selected, the category is used as a root category.
Image Image of the category which can be shown next to a category title.
Description Description of the category
Single-view page for news from this category If a page is defined, it is used as page for displaying the news record. If a news record belongs to more than one category, only the 1 st category is checked for this field.
News category shortcut Optional link of a news category to the given page
SEO: <title>-Tag

Can be used to set a special <title>-Tag for category pages. This must be enabled in the template:

<f:if condition="{categories.0.title}">
   <n:titleTag>
      <f:format.htmlentitiesDecode>{categories.0.title}</f:format.htmlentitiesDecode>
   </n:titleTag>
</f:if>
SEO: Meta-Description

Can be used to set a special meta description for category pages. This must be enabled in the template:

<f:if condition="{categories.0.description}">
   <n:metaTag name="description" content="{categories.0.description -> f:format.stripTags()}" />
</f:if>
SEO: Headline

Can be used to set a special headline for category pages, e.g. for H1 tag This must be enabled in the template:

<f:if condition="{categories.0.headline}">
   <f:then>
      <h1>{categories.0.headline}</h1>
   </f:then>
   <f:else>
      <h1>News Category</h1>
   </f:else>
</f:if>
SEO: Text

Can be used to add additional content text for category pages This must be enabled in the template:

<f:if condition="{categories.0.text}">
   <f:format.html>{categories.0.text}</f:format.html>
</f:if>