Managing Topics
Posted by Michelle Mabuti, Last modified by Michelle Mabuti on 20 June 2018 10:19 AM

What is a Topic?

A Topic in Series Engine works similarly to topics/tags/keywords in many other platforms; it gives your users a way to browse your messages beyond the context of a group of Series. Your messages may have one Topic, no Topics or many Topics! Use this feature as often or as little as you like.

Using a church for an example, the staff may want to associate an Easter message with the Topics of "Hope" and "Salvation."

Creating a New Topic

You can create a new Topic in two ways: as you're creating/editing a Message, or directly from the admin portal.

To create a new Topic from the admin portal, navigate to Series Engine > Edit Topics. At the top of the page, select "Add New" to the right of the page title.

Use the provided form to give your Topic a name and click "Add New Topic" to add the Topic to Series Engine.

You can also create a new Topic while you're actively creating/editing a Message. In the "Associate with Topics" section of the page, simply enter a title into the input area and click the "Add New Topic" button.

Editing an Existing Topic

To edit an existing Topic, navigate to Series Engine > Edit Topics. Click on the title of the Topic that you would like to edit.

Use the provided form to edit the name, and click "Save Changes" at the bottom of the page.

If you would like to edit the order in which your Topics appear throughout Series Engine, navigate to the "Edit Topics" page, click the sort icon beside a Topic's title and drag the entire row to another position in the list.

Deleting a Topic

To delete a Topic, navigate to Series Engine > Edit Topics. From this list, find the Topic you would like to delete, and click the red "Delete" link on the right side of the row.

Please note: Deleting a Series Type will not remove associated Series/Messages, but it might interfere with any custom Series Engine embeds that you have previously set up. You may need to generate new embed codes for those pages.