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 pages are also where you can turn on search spotlights, which automatically highlight assets of your choosing according to terms and dictionaries that you configure. For information, see Dictionaries, terms, and spotlights.

Site Search Diagram

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

To create a site search:

  1. In the header, click add.
  2. From the Create list, select Site Search Page.
  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 In the Title field, enter a title. The title entered here is visible to the visitors to your site.
Results Per Page Number of search results per page. Previous and next buttons appear to page through the results.
Types Select the content types that Brightspot will return when search queries are made.
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.
Boosts Criteria and matching weights for ensuring certain assets appear toward the top of the search results. For details, see Search boost types.
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. Associating a dictionary in this field turns on spotlights for this site search page. For details, see Dictionaries, terms, and spotlights.
Max Spotlights Number of spotlights to display at the top of a search page. For details, see Creating spotlights.
Advanced
Allow Non Permalinked
By default, assets without a permalink do not appear in search results. This option includes such assets 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.
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