Site search page


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.

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.

Site Search Page fields

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

Field
Description
TitleIn the Title field, enter a title. The title entered here is visible to the visitors to your site.
DescriptionEnter a description. This description is visible to the visitors to your site.
Results Per PageEnter the desired number of search results per page. Previous and next buttons appear to page through the results.
TypesSelect the content types that Brightspot will return when search queries are made.
User Displayed 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.
Filtering RulesRules by which Brightspot filters the search results. These filtering rules are not visible to visitors to your site.
Boost Configuration

The Boost Configuration field sets the criteria and matching weights for ensuring certain assets appear toward the top of the search results. For details, see Search boost types.

Select Standard or Custom.

  • Standard is the predefined set of boosts that are applied to your site search page.
  • Custom lists the standard boosts and provides you the ability to modify them.

See Understanding relevance and boost for more information.

Stop Words A list of words that do not count toward search results.

FieldDescription
TitleText appearing in the asset's <title> tag. Brightspot automatically populates this field from data on the Main tab, and you can override this as needed by entering a new title.
Suppress SEO Display NameIf toggled on, your site's name will not appear in the <title> tag and subsequently in search results.
DescriptionText appearing in the asset's <meta name="description"> tag. Brightspot automatically populates this field from data on the Main tab, and you can override this as needed by entering a new description.
RobotsText appearing in the item’s <meta name="robots"> tag.

For an explanation of the available options, see Robots Meta Directives.
AMP DisabledToggle on to disable generation of an AMP version of this asset.

For details, see AMP.

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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