In content modeling, there’s more to the picture than just content types – we have taxonomies to consider, too. Taxonomies serve a unique role in the content model, often fitting scenarios better than a content type might. In this lesson, you’ll be able to identify which content types represent lists that you can assign to other content items and grasp their relationships.
Divide lists into taxonomies and content types
When you select the content types that serve as lists, such as categories, tags, segments, or any enumeration values, decide for each whether the content type should stay as a content type or a taxonomy, and you need to change it accordingly. You can also imagine taxonomies as a drop-down picker. Taxonomies and content types are suitable for different use cases. You can usually use taxonomies when you need an internal, invisible relationship between objects (for example, a persona or customer journey metadata), while content types are better for external, visible relationships observable on the front end (for example, blog authors or article CTAs).Use content types if you want to:
Localize the values and you want to display them on your multilingual website, app, or other media.
Let your content creators add new entries to the list of values.
On the other hand, use taxonomies if you want to:
Be able to filterbased on the values in the content list in Kontent.ai.
Represent internal (invisible) relationships.
Prevent content creators from altering the list.
Global search for content items is also available, but filters are only available for taxonomy values.