Use the Search Box widget to provide members with a more focused search experience. Unlike the search box found on the Userbar, you can configure the Search Box widget during its set up to search specific locations and content types. Members who use this widget to perform a search will have their results pre-filtered based on the widget's configuration.
Similar to other search boxes in your digital workplace, the Search Box widget displays quick search results as you type your query and more extensive results by pressing enter after typing your query.
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Access and content visibility
Users will only see search results that they have at least Read access to
Follow these steps to set up this widget:
- Place a Search Box widget on a page, space, or dashboard. For more information, see Placing and setting up a widget.
- Select the placed widget's Edit button.
- Review and make changes to the settings on the Options, Layout, and Appearance tabs. You can find details about the widget's settings in the Settings section below.
- In the widget editor, select Update to apply your changes or Cancel to discard them.
- At the bottom of your page, space, or dashboard, select Publish or Save as Draft to save your changes.
|Enter a title for the widget. The title appears as a heading above the widget's contents. You should use the title to provide context to the widget and better structure a page's content by clearly denoting different sections.
When entering a title, you do so only for your currently selected language. If your digital workplace supports multiple languages, you should select Translation and enter a title for each supported language.
This field can contain a maximum of 140 characters.
Enter a description for the widget. The description appears between the title and the widget's contents. You can use this text to provide information to users about the widget.
When entering a description, you do so only for your currently selected language. If your digital workplace supports multiple languages, you should select Translation and enter a description for each supported language.
|Search Box hint text
|Select whether to use Default or Custom hint text. This text displays in the search text box when there is no query.
Select where the search box looks for results:
Select which content type to include results for:
|Enter CSS class selectors to provide additional styling to the widget. For more information, see Applying custom CSS to widgets.
|Select the height of the widget. Options include:
Your digital workplace's theme overwrites many of the settings on the Appearance tab. However, the settings listed above are usable.