Brightspot Content Types Guide

Site search


Visitors use site search pages to search for content on your site. You can include filters, sorts, and other standard features in your site-search pages, and even have different search pages for different sites.

Site Search Diagram

In the previous illustration, the search results include a filter for type of content, sort options by date published, a promo associated with the search term, and the discovered items’ headline and first paragraph.

To create a site search:

  1. In the header, click add.
  2. From the Create list, select Site Search Page. A content edit page appears.
  3. Using the following table as a reference, fill out the fields to create a site search page.
  4. Complete your site’s workflow and publish the site search.
Field
Description
Main
Title Heading for the site search page.
Results Per Page
Number of search results per page. Previous and next buttons appear to page through the results.
Types
Content types in which this search page looks for matching items.
Filters
Fields by which visitors can filter the search results, such as date published or content type. Checkboxes appear for each filter.
Sorting
Fields by which visitors can sort the search results. If you specify sorting, Brightspot does not apply boosts.
Boosts
Criteria and matching weights for ensuring certain items appear toward the top of the search results.
Stop Words
A list of words that do not count toward search results.
Spotlights
Dictionary
Dictionary to use for determining the spotlight associated with a search term.
Max Spotlights
Number of spotlights to display at the top of a search page.
Advanced
Allow Non Permalinked
By default, items without a permalink do not appear in search results. This option includes such items in the search results.
Locales Locales to which the site search applies. For example, if you select French (France), the site search retrieves assets with the French locale.


Understanding site searches

Visitors use site search pages to search for content on your site. You can include filters, sorts, and other standard features in your site-search pages, and even have different search pages for different sites.

Site Search Diagram


In the previous illustration, the search results include a filter for type of content, sort options by date published, a promo associated with the search term, and the discovered items’ headline and first paragraph.

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