Categories subdivide news items into groups. Those groups can be featured or hidden on select pages of a site.
A user can add new Categories (by selecting the “Add New Category” button on the “Categories” page), but featuring news items in those Categories in specific areas of a site requires attention from the Web Team.
Public Category names may appear as links in a number of places on a website. The details of how and where these links appear varies per site.
Any news item added to a public Category will appear in the default News feed on the website, and as a part of any public Categories with which it has been associated.
Private Category names will not appear on the website, but private Categories may be used to display particular news items in particular areas of the website. The use of private Categories varies per website.
News items only associated with private Categories will not appear in the default News feed or the News archive.