Simple Vocab

This plugin is available for accounts with Plus, Silver, Gold, and Platinum plans.

With the Simple Vocab plugin, you can define a controlled vocabulary for any metadata field in your site. A controlled vocabulary is a list of terms that are preselected by you or another administrator. This plugin even helps you build vocabularies using texts that already exist in your archive.

Configuring the Plugin

View showing the Rights element selected and All Rights Reservered, Public Domain, and No known copyright entered as terms.

Once you have installed the plugin, you can set up your controlled vocabulary by configuring the plugin:

Simple Vocab in Action

Once saved, the controlled vocabulary terms will appear in a drop-down menu on item pages to assist with the process of adding metadata.

View showing the terms available to select.

Viewing Terms Already in Use

You may view a list of texts for any selected element that currently exists in your site. This list may be a useful reference for building controlled vocabulary, but be aware of some caveats: