Understanding categories and articles

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This short article will explain in detail what categories, sections and articles are all about.

First of all, let's make some simple differences. Sections and categories are non-content items, more specifically they help you organize your content the way you want it. The actual content is contained in articles.

Seeing the description above, you could be a little bit overwhelmed. You could think yourself "why should I organize my content using this scheme? Couldn't I just write articles and period?". The answer is yes, you could that, but think a little bit from the perspective of your site visitors. If you don't organize your content into sections and categories, the users will see a very long (and sometimes boring) list of articles that just "float" in thin air. If the content is categorized, a visitor may find it a lot more easy to navigate it.

An user-friendly website is not the only advantage. Breaking your content into sections and categories can help you organize and link to your


A section is a well designed part of your website. Generally, sections don't relate to each other (the only common point is the actual theme of the website) and they contain major topics. Let's see a short example.

Imagine a website about cars. As we can see, the theme of the website is quite a general one