Is there syntax definition for placing categories and subcategories in a profile in a single entry?

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Can one nest categories and subcategories in WikiTree syntax?  Is the following valid?

[[[[Category: Rhodesia]] Category: Rhodesian Bush War]]
in WikiTree Help by Andrew Field G2G6 Mach 3 (30.9k points)

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No it isn't. There is no reason to. Categories are nested one in another. you usually need to add only the lowest level categories to the profile.
by Aleš Trtnik G2G6 Pilot (660k points)
selected by Navarro Mariott

Hi, Aleš. Follow-on question: The category syntax can be confusing and the subcategories don't always appear the drop-down Categories box. How do I properly tag a subcategory? For example:

Top Level Category: Great Migration Ships

Southampton is listed as a subcategory (a ship) and Ships Sailing in the 1620s. Neither are in the pull-down Categories list.

Do I use a comma, an underscore? So,

[[Great Migration Ships, Southampton]]

[[Great Migration Ships_Southampton]]

Or some other syntax. I wish the Help pages would give examples of how to type in the Category when the subcategory is not in the pull-down list.


I am not really sure of the purpose of

Maybe it will group all ships landing in the port.

I guess it is not a ship name, since it should have a build year.

As for the syntax. both are missing Category:

[[Category:Great Migration Ships Southampton]]

underscore is the same as a space and it doesn't mather.

Thanks, and yes, I was missing the Category: syntax. Good to know underscore is equal to a space.

If I was tired, I can only imagine how you were toward the end of the weekend. Thanks for all you do.

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