Setting up Search widget

The Search widget allows your users to quickly search a specific space or group in your community, or community as a whole.

Important: We do not recommend that you use widgets and widgetized Overview pages in your community. For more information, see Understanding pages in places.

You must be able to edit the place where you want to add the widget. For more information, see Customization permissions for Overview pages.

To add a Search widget to the Overview page of your place:

  1. Go to the Overview page of your place, and then gear icon > Edit overview page.
  2. From the widgets list, select Content > Search Widget.
  3. Drag the widget down into your layout area and drop it where you want it.
  4. Click the small triangle in the upper right corner of the widget and select Edit this widget.
  5. In Custom title, enter the title for the widget.
    You can use the default title (Search) or create your own, for example, Search Here.
  6. In Number of Results, enter the number of results to return in the search.
  7. In Place to Search, select the place to perform the search. Do one of the following:
    • Leave the box blank to search the current place.
    • Type a place name to search the selected place. This can be any place in the community, or the entire community (which would be your root space).
  8. Click Save Properties.
  9. When you're finished making changes to your place's layout, click Publish Layout.
The changes are saved and, the updated page becomes visible to other users.