We just released two new features that should make categories significantly easier to use.
As many of you know, categories are a way to group profiles together, e.g. by location, the cemetery in which they're buried, their occupation, military unit, historical event, etc.
You can now add a category using this icon on the toolbar that appears above of a profile's text editing section:
As you enter text, e.g. the name of the town in which the person was born, it will search existing categories for a match. If you select one, the category tag will automatically be inserted in the text.
We have also added category tag validation. If you enter a category tag manually and the category doesn't exist, it will warn you. You can ignore the warning if you're creating a new category.
These new features are only practical because Categorization Project members have spent years building out the category hierarchy. Thanks to all of you who have contributed.
If you spot a problem with these new features, please post here or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Onward and upward,