Drupal Enterprise 7: Create a New Set of Tags (aka Vocabulary)

The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 configuration.

Taxonomy is the best tool for organizing your pages and uploaded files (e.g. images, pdfs, office documents, etc.). Your site's taxonomy includes multiple vocabularies, each with its own set of terms. You can add additional vocabularies to your taxonomy to further categorize and organize your site's content.

This is the first of three tasks to Create a New Set of Tags (aka Vocabulary).

Additionally, your role in Drupal may not have access to this tool. Contact your site administrator for additional information.


  1. Click Menu in the Administrator toolbar.
  2. Click Structure in the Menu bar. 
  3. Click Taxonomy.
    Screenshot of the Taxonomy link on the Structure page.
  4. Click +Add Vocabulary.
  5. Enter a name in the Name field (required).
  6. Click SaveThe "Created new vocabulary" message will appear.

Next Tasks

Creating a new vocabulary has a few steps. To complete the process, continue with the following tasks:

  1. Add a New Term to an Existing Set of Tags (aka Vocabulary)
  2. Add a New Vocabulary to an Existing Content Type