This is the unique numeric reference for the category. This is used to identity categories in a number of API calls
parent_id identifies the parent category for any other category. If the category is a 'root' category, not having any parent, then it will have a parent_id of 0.
A descriptive title that is associated with the category and will be displayed when users view articles contained within it. You should limit the length of this to be as short as practical.
Using category names that are too long may cause them to become truncated or displayed incorrectly on certain devices (think of mobile displays, which have less usable area)
slug is an important value, since it is also a unique reference to the category. This must contain no spaces or special characters. Only alphanumeric characters and hyphens, since it may be used in article URLs
A boolean value of
false indicating whether the category is published or not. Categories that are not published cannot be seen by readers. Only editors and other staff will be able to view them and their contents.
A Unix timestamp representing the last time the category was modified
This is a URL to the image associated with category. A number of builtin
icon_url images have been defined for use by the application and can be selected manually within the web application dashboard when editing a category, however when using this API, you may choose one of the builtin URLs or you can provide your own, as long as the URL references a valid image and it is hosted in a location reachable using HTTPS.
This allows you to specify your own custom images associated with categories if you wish (you are not restricted to referencing builtin GoGoWorx images for this).
See the Categories article for a reference to the builtin category images.
The default value for icon_url if none is specified will be the default icon located at:
Whichever image is specified, it will be resized to fit the target element as needed. Typical sizes used by these images is 72 x 72 pixels, so your image selection should be based on this target resolution.