Section/Subsection/Topic/Subtopic (SSTS) classification is a more rigid content classification model for CEO. It can be used in place of, or along side of, tags to place content on your site.
Advantages of SSTS:
- Only one SSTS value can be assigned to a content item
- SSTS values have a defined hierarchy
- SSTS hierarchy changes cascade up and down the entire tree
After enabling SSTS in CEO, you start by creating your SSTS tree. An example tree may look something like this:
These SSTS values then flatten out to "paths" in the system, for example "news/campus" or "sports/basketball/womens". These paths define the content item's hierarchy. If an item has an SSTS value of "sports/basketball/womens" it can appear in "sports", "sports/basketball" and "sports/basketball/womens".
We can use these paths to build specific content sections or blocks on pages, placing content as necessary. Because writers and editors in CEO are selecting from a predefined list of SSTS values, there is little confusion about how to classify an item.