A search is added using our search query control, which can be inserted anywhere into any pages or templates.
When inserting the control you can configure the results page, field weights and other factors to really tailor the search to your requirements.
You can control the design of the search results by either choosing an available theme or by adding your own styling.
The standard search module has a default simple theme, so it will look good without the need for excessive styling. You can see a screenshot of our standard search results screen put into this site, without any extra styling applied.
- Boolean query support
- Configurable column weighting
- Synonym support
- Hit highlighting
- Configurable data sources
- Respects permissions
- Fully scalable
- Thumbnail image support
- Word stemming
- Spelling suggestions
- Thesaurus suggestions
The advanced search allows users to specify search criteria to further refine their search results.
The query tool, which allows you to build up phrases with "AND" and "OR" operators, can be executed in the standard search by simply using Boolean syntax such as "News module" AND "Events". Some users would not understand how to execute these types of query, so we provide a tool to do it for them.
Within the advanced search it is also possible to filter by content types. You may only be interested in searching for web pages or Word documents, for example.
Using the Contensis search, you can determine who can view content from the search. Just tick a box to enable permissions for that content. The user who is searching will only get the results they have permission to see.
If you want the results to be shown, but for the user to be sent to a call to action or access denied screen when they attempt access, just don't tick the enable permissions box on the search control.
Many search systems have problems when implementing permissions, especially when the permissions can be completely granular. The Contensis search gets around this problem, and allows for a totally permission-sensitive search to be carried out.
Include in search
At both folder and content level, it's possible to include and exclude items from the search. This gives individual editors the choice as to whether their content is returned when a search is executed.
The options can be accessed from the properties tab at any time whilst editing any piece of content or, if you are a folder administrator, you can make changes in bulk to content and folders in the section for which you have administration rights.
The Contensis indexing service has the job of indexing all content in the Contensis repository. As soon as a new piece of content is uploaded or created, the indexing engine will go to work to index it for search purposes.
This data can also be used later to power the search on your website, albeit trimmed down to just the relevant versions and types. You wouldn't, for example, be interested in seeing the content of a stylesheet in your search results!
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft Powerpoint
- PDF files
- Web pages
- HTML content
- Text files
- XML, XSLT files
- And many more