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Liferay 6.2 User Interface Development by Jonas X. Yuan, Xinsheng Chen

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Understanding the asset tag and category

The portal tagging system allows us to tag web content, documents, message board threads, and any custom asset, and dynamically publish assets by tags (both folksonomies and taxonomies). Tags provide us a way to organize and aggregate content.

Folksonomies are user-driven approaches for organizing content through tags, cooperative classifications, and communication through the shared metadata. A tag may be associated with various assets, whereas an asset may have many tags associated with it. This is what we called tagging content. Also, a tag may have various properties, and each property is made up of the name-value pair.

Using tags, you can tag almost anything such as bookmark entries, blog entries, Wiki ...

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