Customizing a category page
Category pages display groupings of collections associated with a particular predefined category. A collection is associated with a particular predefined category based on the categorization of the majority of the items within the collection. After you associate a category with at least one item in your site, and the category is the majority for the items within a collection, you can customize the category page.
By default, iTunes U Public Site Manager provides you with pre-configured category pages. You can customize your category pages to make your pages appear familiar to users and to provide a custom featured order.
To customize a category page:
Associate a category with at least one item in your site.
Click Pages at the top of iTunes U Public Site Manager.
Click the category name in the Category Pages Title column for the category page you want to customize.
Customize your category page using the tools provided within the configurable category page.
To add your own image, click Provider Art (Optional) and Banners (Optional) and then click in the images areas.
To remove an image you previously uploaded, click Remove.
To provide a custom featured order, drag and drop items in the featured box.
You can drag and drop items to feature them in the order you want in the category page. Users can still choose to sort by collection name or most popular, but if they choose Featured from the Sort By pop-up menu in the category page, the iTunes Store displays the custom feature order you provided.
Choose a theme to apply to your category page from the Theme pop-up menu in the menu bar.
If you do not apply a theme, iTunes U Public Site Manager applies the iTunes Store Default theme, as appropriate on each device. You cannot edit the iTunes Store Default theme.
Use the View Preview menu items to preview your category page before publishing it live for your users.
After you publish your page, you can use the View Live Page menu items to compare your work-in-progress version with your live version.
Click “Return to Page Manager”.
If you add, remove, or hide a collection or course or update an iTunes U Public Site Manager page, you must publish your site for the changes to appear in iTunes U in the iTunes Store. Publishing changes can take up to 24 hours to appear in the iTunes Store.
While customizing your category page, refer to the Availability Guide icons to determine which category page interface elements are available for iTunes, iPad, and iPhone.
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