Creating Content Categories

This article will show you how to create content categories, which will organize content for optimal user experience. You will also learn how to set category access, controlling which membership levels can utilize your library. 

These categories will be viewable by navigating to the dashboard page and selecting Library from the menu on the lefthand side of the screen. 

First, log in to the back end of your website  [i.e.].

Then, click Content, and select “Content Categories

Next, navigate to the right hand side of the page: 

Make the following selections: 

  • Category Name
  • Slug: [the URL friendly version of the name - usually all lowercase]
  • Parent term: [subcategory]
  • Description 
  • Category Image: [recommended size is 900X600 pixels]
  • Display Type: [List vs Grid view - List will display a list type format whereas Grid view will display a tiled view with more emphasis on a photo.  If you have great photos, you’ll want this to be your primary selection.]
  • Category Access: This is set to “No” as a default, which means that all members will have access.  In order to restrict this to certain memberships, toggle the button to say “yes”, then enter the MemberMouse Membership Level ID.  

*If you’re not sure what the MM Membership Level ID is, click on the blue link. 

This will take you to MemberMouse > Product Settings > Membership Levels. There will be an ID number on the left hand side of the membership listing. 

 This will be the MM Membership Level ID number. For example, if there were a set of videos that we only wanted customers who have purchased Platform Memberships to view, we would set that MM Membership Level ID to “2”. 

Next, there is a place to enter the MemberMouse Bundle ID. If you have bundles set up in MemberMouse, click the blue link that says “MemberMouse Bundle ID”, which will take you to MemberMouse > Product settings > Bundles. On the left hand side, it will show that each bundle has it’s own ID. 

Once these have been selected, click the blue “Add New Content Category” button.  You will see that your new category has now been added.