Chorus provides many ways to organize and curate content so audiences can find more of the stories that interest them. These tools can be used in conjunction: a single story might be part of a stream, belong to several groups, and be featured in a link set.
Read on to learn about the different tools for organizing your Chorus site, and guidance on how to use them.
Groups are the main taxonomy tools of your site. They are for long-standing topics of regular coverage, like books, education, or the NFL. Groups can also be used to collect different types of content, like reviews, videos or podcast episodes.
Group pages display all stories belonging to the group, in reverse chronological order. Depending on your site’s design, up to three group labels will also display on related stories
Groups can have sub-group relationships. For example, you might have a TV group that contains sub-groups for Game of Thrones, The Good Place, and Atlanta. This hierarchy is only visible to your editorial team and is not surfaced for audiences.
- How to: Create a group
- Want to group content from multiple communities within a network? Create a super group.
- Want to make a group that you can see in your dashboard and analytics, but don’t want audience members to see it? (For example, for tracking internal story types.) That’s an internal group.
Hubs are groups that have leveled up. Instead of presenting stories in reverse chronological order, you can handpick the order of stories and choose a hero style with the Hub Layout tool. This allows stories to be pinned or featured more prominently at the top of the page
- How to: Create a hub
- Order the stories in your hub with the layout tool.
- Enhance the hub with a description, image, or custom styles.
Streams are a timeline-based way of covering ongoing stories, whether it’s a developing news situation or several stories on an event like the Super Bowl. A stream might play out over a single day or several weeks.
Streams are typically more specific than groups. While a group is indefinite, a stream usually has a start and an end date. Streams (and the stories they contain) can also belong to groups.
Streams have a landing page, and any story included in the stream will feature a list of related stories.
- How to: Create a stream
Author profiles collect all stories from a contributor in a single place, in reverse chronological order. Author profiles can also include a photo, job title, biography, social media links, and other contact info. Complete author profiles are an important signal of credibility to your audience and search engines.
- How to: Create an author profile
Link sets display as a list of related stories at the end of an article. These are especially important for recirculation.
Link sets can be as high-touch or as hands-off as a site manager chooses to make them. A link set could include all recently published stories, stories from a particular group, or stories from a manually curated list. Link sets can also include one video or embed.
Editors can set a default link set for a site in case one isn’t selected for a particular story.
- How to: Manage link sets
Packages are available to Eater, Polygon, The Verge, and Vox.com.
Packages feature highly-customizable landing pages and tables of contents to help users navigate between many related stories. Stories that appear in a package are manually ordered and categorized. In other words, packages are among the most high-touch ways to feature collections of content.
A story can only appear in one package at a time.
- How to: Create a package