What is metadata?


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What is metadata?

Have you ever tried to find a needle in a haystack? If you try to do it manually by sifting through the entire haystack by hand, unless you're incredibly lucky, you're bound to get frustrated, tired, and quite frankly, sick of the haystack by the time that you've done. But what if you had a giant magnet, one that could hover over the haystack and based on it's metallic properties instantly retrieve the needle? Aha! Much better user experience, right? Well, in the case of your CMS, metadata gives you the ability to allow users to retrieve the exact content they're looking for, even from hundreds or thousands of other pieces of content-- the real-life equivalent, if you will, of finding a needle in a haystack.

Metadata is simply data that helps to define or describe other data. It's data about data, if you prefer. In terms of the CMS, it's used to classify the content, so that it can be identified, categorized, retrieved, and related to other content. Now the ter...

What is metadata?
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