SharePoint 2013–Unable to add categories to a Wiki page

Just a quick post about a problem that was encountered recently when trying to add Categories to a Wiki page in an Enterprise Wiki site. When editing the page, we were unable to type text into the field nor did the Browse Tags window appear.

  • Navigate to Central Administration and click Manage Service Application (under the Application Management group)
  • Click on your Managed Metadata Service Application. If selected the row, you need to click the Manage button in the Operations group from the ribbon
  • Create a new Group and Term Set for which the Wiki category tags will be stored and remember to set the Submission Policy to Open

PF_Add Term and Term Set to MMS_01

  • Now navigate to the Site Settings of your Wiki site and select Site Content Types (from the Web Designer Galleries group)
  • Under the Page Layout Content Types group, select the Enterprise Wiki Page content type
  • Click the Wiki Categories link to open the Change Content Type page for that column, then click the Edit Site Column link
  • Select the Term Set you created earlier and click Ok

PF_Select Term Set_02

Done! You will now be able to select and add tags that represent your Wiki Categories.

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