How to Create and Manage Content Categories?

Categories provide a logical structure for your site and assist with content management. You can use categories, along with metadata and filters to create manually or dynamically generated playlists.  Categories may also be used for setting content entitlements to end-users in various applications.  See Entitlement Settings.

Categories are built in a tree-like hierarchy where each category can include multiple sub-categories. You can add, remove and edit categories from the Categories Tab in the Kaltura Management Console. You can assign a media entry to a specific category from the Entries Tab.

To assign an entry to a specific category

  1. Go to the Content tab and select the Entries tab.
  2. Click on the Entry.
  3. Enter the Category in the Metadata tab.  
  4. Click Browse Categories to view the available categories.
  5. Click Save and Close.

To remove an entry from a category

  1. Go to the Content tab and select the Entries tab.
  2. Click on the Entry.
  3. Remove the category settings in the Metadata tab.
  4. Click Save.

When you click Delete in the Entries table, the entry will be deleted from the account and not only from the category that is currently selected. See How to Delete and Entry in the KMC.

Best Practices for Adding Entries to Categories 

When adding an entry to a category from the KMC to display in Kaltura MediaSpace, be certain to add the entry into either the Channels, Galleries, or unlisted category located under the SITE category. 

Do not add content to both the unlisted category, and other categories. This will cause unexpected behavior. 

We do not recommend adding entries to other categories under the MediaSpace root category, since adding entries to any other category, may create unexpected issues.

For information as a KMS user, see Publish Media in MediaSpace.

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