Creating & Configuring Post Categories

Before creating a new post, a post category must be created. Post categories are used to keep posts sorted and determine where posts will display on the website.

One of the most common uses of posts in Synergy 8 is to create a "Latest News" feed and page on the website, so this example will be used for the purposes of this tutorial.

Each Synergy 8 post needs to be assigned to at least one post category, so you'll need to create the post category (eg. Latest News) before creating any of the individual news posts.

Creating a New Post Category

To get started, log in to the website dashboard and select the Posts option, under the Website heading in the left sidebar.

Select the Categories button on the top of the page to view all post categories on the website.

Click the "New Category" button located towards the top of the page to configure a new post category.

Clicking the "Save Category" button will create the new post category, allowing you to create posts and assign them to the newly created post category. If you generated a new page for the post category, Synergy 8 will inject code into the newly created page which will retrieve all posts assigned to that post category. 

Whats next: Creating your First Post