We are happy to share that we just launched our brand new category editor to a wider group of partners! This is an amazing piece of product I'm personally very excited about, because not just it does so many old things better, but also adds some really helpful functionality to make your community management easier!
💡 Note that our category editor is optimized for desktop so we strongly suggest using it from there. You don't drive a Ferrari in your backyard 😁
First and foremost, now you can create all your categories at once instead of having to create a new post for every category you want to add, as with our inline editor. Simply type a new category name in the editor and it will get added to the list. Don't forget to hit save afterwards.
You can also remove a category manually now, instead of having to remove all posts tagged with it, as in the past. And if you don't want to remove, you can archive! Archived category will be hidden from the lists, but all old posts will stay tagged with it and the category url will still open their list.
We also changed the ordering from automatic to manual so now you have a full control over how it is shown to the members. And also we added nested categories! To rearrange them and change nesting you can simply use drag and drop.
We also created a new description field that is shown above posts on a category page and supports markdown.
Another big change is we now have a bunch of category flags to have more granular control over who writes and sees what. You can make categories admin-only, hide them from the main page and also from the digests (we're adding an admin digest soon that will still deliver those posts to you but not the others).
Finally, and this is my favorite, now you have explicit category emojis. Previously you had to go to emojipedia to find them and put them in category name. No more pain! Use our inline emoji picker! If you don't use them in your categories yet, you should! It makes everything look 😍, suddenly transporting your members to the land of 🌈 and 🦄
For a bit more detailed explanation check Category Editor section in our Product Essentials post
Please share your feedback
As always, let us know what you think and what else you think may be helpful to make community content more structured and accessible.
We tried to pack this update with all the related things from our roadmap and now we're moving on to other things: shipping our API, building a better post editor and creating user groups among other things.