Set up categories for resources

If your community offers a range of resources for guests to view or download, organizing them into categories can help keep things tidy. This way, your audience can easily find and access the resources they’re looking for by navigating through specific categories.

Start by clicking on the Content tab from the side menu. Then select the Resources tab and click on Resource Categories.

Here, you will see a table that lists all existing categories and basic details such as Category Name, View Count, the Author, and the current State (Live, Draft, Archived, Upcoming).

To create a new resource category, click the Add Category button.


Like other setup pages within CommuniBee Suite, begin by including some general information on this page. 

  • Title: this is the name for your category. 
  • Page Slug: the unique identifier that appears at the end of the category’s URL. This automatically populates based on your title, but you can optionally change it if desired. 
  • Short Description: provide a brief description about the category. This appears in search results and when shared online. 
  • Feature Image: upload an image that will be featured when this page is shared online. 

Once you have entered the above details, click Save. 


On this tab, the fields below will help you further design your category’s page. 

  • Parent Resource Category: optionally link an existing category if you want to create hierarchy. If a parent category is set, this new category becomes a subcategory, and all subcategories can be accessed from the parent category. This is great if you have multiple categories that share a common theme.
  • Show Subcategory Tiles: decide whether you want your subcategories to appear as individual tiles on the parent category’s web page. If left unchecked, subcategories can still be accessed from the parent category page in the form of a dropdown list.
  • Resources Shown Per Subcategory: set how many items each subcategory will list on the parent category’s web page. You can choose to show 1 to 10 items, all items, or no items per subcategory. 
  • Resource Category Description: provide a more detailed description of the category that appears directly on the category’s web page.
  • Color Highlight: optionally set a unique color that applies to all item tiles that are a part of this category.


This section is all about the design of the category’s web page. You can upload images or link to a video that act as the banner for this page. The appearance of your banner can then be configured to create a truly stunning landing page.

  • Media Position: choose where you want your image or video to appear. 
    • Header & Body Only: no image, no problem. Your page will default to only have header and body text. No image upload necessary. 
    • Media On Left: if you would like to keep your image and content together within a single section, this allows your image to appear on the left, and your header, body, and page details on the right. 
    • Media Full Width At Top: like standard web pages, a banner appears at the very top of your page and takes up the full width (commonly referred as the Hero section). The rest of the content then appears below your banner. 
      • If using Images, you will have the option to adjust the following: 
        • Banner Aspect Ratio: select the general size of your image(s). 
        • Banner Max Height: choose how tall your image(s) will be.
        • Image Anchor: determine how your image(s) will be positioned. 
    • Use Custom Blocks Only: Feeling ambitious and want to build this page from the ground up? Select this option and navigate to the Layout tab to create a unique page using our pre-built page blocks. 
  • Media Type 
    • If you selected Media on Left or Media Full Width At Top from the Media Position dropdown, you can decide on the media type (Images or Video). 
      • Images: you can browse from your community library or upload new images from your device. If you upload multiple images, they will appear on your page as a slideshow
      • Video: only YouTube videos are supported currently. Open the YouTube video you want to link. Click on the Share button, then select the Embed option. Only copy the URL from this screen, then navigate back to your CommuniBee dashboard and paste it in the Video URL field. 

Once you are done setting up your media, navigate to the Layout tab to preview your category’s page.


Not only can you preview your page from this tab, but you can also make additional changes to the overall page layout. 

To build on this page and add additional sections, follow the steps below: 

  1. Under where it says, Choose Another Template or Block to Add, click on the Add Block To End button. 
  2. A Page Block screen will appear that lists individual blocks that can be added to your page. For example, a Text Block to include text and an optional button, a Multiple Item Block to feature specific items from your community, and more.  
  3. Click the Add button to have the block appear on your page. 
  4. Depending on the block type you select, you will have different customization options. As you make changes to a page block, a preview will update live on your screen so you can know exactly how your page will look before you save. 
  5. After you finish customizing a page block, be sure to hit the Save button so you don’t lose your work. 
  6. For any additional blocks you add, you have the option to edit, duplicate, or delete individual blocks by using the icons on the right side of each block.

To rearrange a block, use your mouse and hold left click on it, then drag the block above or below another block. Let go of left click to set the block in place. Learn more about the available page blocks.


With your category’s page fully designed and ready to share to your audience, the Visibility tab is where you make the page visible.


  • Draft: The default status for any newly created page. Pages set to Draft cannot be shared or and viewed by your audience. 
  • Live: The status given when a page is published. You can share and have your audience view the page from your website. 
  • Archived: For pages that you want removed from your website. Once Archived, the page will be accessible from your dashboard and can be permanently deleted by navigating to its General tab.

At any time, you can manually update the status of this page. You can also schedule a Publish Date to have this page become visible at a specific date and time. Be sure to switch the status of the page to Live before entering a Publish Date. If you include a Hide After date, this page will automatically switch from Live to Archived at the specified date and time.