Brightspot Content Types Guide

Search results module

A search results module is a module that helps visitors discover assets. The rendered module contains a field for entering keywords, and displays filtering and sorting options your visitor can use. The module also lists the assets matching those keywords and other settings you configure.

This topic describes how to create a shared search results module that you can use in multiple assets. If you want to create a one-off search results module, see Creating a one-off module.

To create a search results module:

  1. In the header, click add.
  2. From the Create list, select Search Results Module.
  3. Using the following table as a reference, complete the fields as needed.
  4. Complete your site's workflow and publish the search results module.
Field Description
Internal Name Enter an internal name for this asset. Brightspot uses this name internally, such as in the search panel and recent activity widget. This name is not visible to visitors to your site.
Title Enter a title. This title is visible to the visitors to your site.
Search Input Placeholder Enter a prompt appearing inside the search field. This prompt is replaced with the text the visitor types inside the search field. For example, if you enter Enter search words here, Brightspot replaces that prompt with the characters the visitor types.
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 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.
Filtering Rules by which Brightspot filters the search results. These filtering rules are not visible to visitors to your site.
Stop Words A list of words that do not count toward search results.

The following illustration shows how Brightspot renders a search field.

Rendered search field
Rendered search field

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