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.

Note
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.

Search Results module fields

Click each tab below to see a description of the associated fields.

FieldDescription
Internal NameEnter 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.
TitleEnter a title. This title is visible to the visitors to your site.
Search Input PlaceholderEnter 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 PageEnter the desired number of search results per page. Previous and next buttons appear to page through the results.
TypesContent types in which this search looks for matching items.
FiltersSelect the types of search filters available for visitors on your site, such as date published or content type. Visitors see checkboxes next to each filter in your site search.
SortingFields by which visitors can sort the search results. If you specify sorting, Brightspot does not apply boosts.
FilteringRules 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.

FieldDescription
AnchorModify the anchor to something that would make sense when appearing in an Anchor field's drop-down menu on another asset. This allows you to directly link to this module in another asset. Being specific makes it easier to identify in a list of other anchors.

FieldDescription
Allow Non PermalinkedToggle on to allow content without a permalink to appear in the results of a site search page.
LocalesSelect All Locales, Current Locale, or Some Locales to determine the locale in which the dynamic page promo is displayed. This serves as an exclusion filter to prevent items in different locales from inappropriately populating the dynamic module.

FieldDescription
DictionaryChoose an existing dictionary to be used in grouping search results together. This setting helps prevent terms in one locale from triggering a search result in another locale. For additional information, see Dictionaries, terms, and spotlights.
Max SpotlightsEnter the numeric value for the maximum number of spotlights permitted on a site search page (e.g., 10). There is no limit to this value. For additional information, see Dictionaries, terms, and spotlights.

FieldDescription
LocaleChoose a locale for the translation you want to submit.


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