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What are topics?

Last updated: October 6, 2015

HubSpot's COS blogging platform makes it easy for you to manage blog posts by subject matter with topics. A topic (or tag, if you like) is a small text snippet appended to an article. These "topics" are shared across blog articles that have similar content. To access the topic list navigate to Content > Blog > and click the Topics link in the left-hand navigation area.

The topics dashboard allows you to quickly see what topics you have, how many times they've been used, and how many published posts have been tagged with a specific topic. This dashboard also allows you to create new topics via the Add new topic button, group similar topics together, or to create a new blog post.

To append an existing topic to an article, or to create new topics from within an article:

  • Navigate to Content > Blog > locate the blog post you'd like to edit > click the gear on the right-side > click Edit
  • In the blog post editor, click Settings > Locate the Topics field
  • In the Topics field you may see topics that you have already selected as well as a dropdown to select more of your Topics.
  • To create a new Topic > begin typing the new topic in that field > click the orange bar below, "Create new topic: [name of your new topic]"
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  • Don't forget to Save the draft or Update the changes made to the blog post
Don't forget to Save the draft or Update the changes made to the blog post