Groups in OrganizeWP allow you to organize collections of entries outside the main tree view.
Why in the world would you want to do that? The primary use case is for one-off landing pages. Especially in cases where you care deeply about the URL.
When it comes to landing pages, there tend to be two outcomes:
- To retain top level URLs, landing pages are added as Pages, making a cluttered mess
- To stay organized, landing pages are added as a post type, inserting an unwanted URI segment
OrganizeWP solves this problem by allowing you to ‘extract’ top level Pages from the main site outline, for example, and put all of these one-off landing pages into Groups!
You can create any number of Groups, allowing you to implement an organization strategy that makes sense for you.
The main Groups feature provides a way for you to create any number of content Groups:
The entries listed within a Group will behave the same way as entries in the main tree view (e.g. with Actions) so any customizations there will be retained. It’s also how you remove entries from Groups over time.
You can delete Groups at any time, and if there are any entries in the Group they will be returned to the main tree view. You can also toggle groups (and that state will be saved per User) to help clean things up.
Smart Groups are collections of entries that are processed and parsed in real time. One of the Smart Groups that ships with OrganizeWP is a list of Recently Edited entries:
There is no manual curation when it comes to Smart Groups, the logic is built into the Smart Group itself and it updates automatically over time.
OrganizeWP facilitates integration with custom Smart Groups as well.