In principle, folders are similar to documents. The primary difference between the two is that you can place products, documents, and even other folders inside a folder to build a catalogue. Folders are used to create the main hierarchical structure of your product catalogue for organizing information. The folder structure for the shop in the demo tenant is shown below.
As mentioned above, folders can be used to create a hierarchical structure. This implies that you can use folders to group together similar content in your catalogue. These can then be used to make navigation easier across your website.
Example: To group similar products under one category, the demo tenant uses folders. This allows for easier navigation between products. In the picture below, Plants, Chairs, and the other topic headers are folders that contain their own products.
Just like you would for a product or a document, you can define a structure for your folder, too. This is done with the help of content modeling using shapes in Crystallize.
Examples of folder shapes you can define:
- Vendors (a folder to manage a vendor catalogue)
- Gallery (a folder to place images under)
- Specific folders to categorize products
Once you have defined a folder shape, you can start creating folders in the Crystallize App.
Crystallize also gives you the ability to add and configure multiple languages. You can then translate your folders into said languages.