Taxonomy is a way to classify/categorise something. In the GovCMS context, the taxonomy system is used to categorise content. You can also group categories and the group/type is called a Vocabulary. For example, a Vocabulary would be "News Type” and it would contain Taxonomy terms such as “Latest News”, “National News”, “Local News”, etc. In the example below, the taxonomy terms are Victoria, Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales and they belong to the vocabulary called State.
Australian Capital Territory
News South Wales
In this exercise you’ll learn how to add taxonomy terms.
Click on Menu → Structure, then click on Taxonomy near the bottom of the page
Click Add terms near Event categories
Enter a Name for your new term, e.g. “Local Events”
Enter a Description (this field is not required)
You’ll now be back on the Add terms page
Add a few more terms
Go back to the Event categories vocabulary and add two more tags
In this exercise you’ll learn how to add an event.
Create an Event (click on Content, then Add content, then select Event)
Complete all the fields
Notice the field Event categories are as per the taxonomy terms added in the previous exercise
Select from existing tags in the Event categories field