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Search function in WebGUI allows you to set up a search of content on your site. This may be configured to be a site-wide search, or a search of a specific area.

  1. Choose the Search asset from the New Content menu of the Admin Bar.

  2. The “Add Search” screen will open.


  1. Enter a title for the search asset in the “Title” field.

  2. The “Menu Title” is the title that will appear in site navigation. You can leave this blank and WebGUI will fill it in for you (by default WebGUI will use the “Title”).

  3. The “URL” field may also be left blank; WebGUI will generate a URL for you.

  4. In the “Description” field enter content describing or explaining the asset. This content will appear between the asset title and the search box itself.

  5. The “Search Root” determines where the search will begin. The asset you select in this field, along with all its children, will be included in the search. If you leave the search root at Home all pages in the site will be searched. Clicking the box to the right of the text box will open a menu from which to select the search root.


  1. The “Limit Asset classes to:” field will limit the types of assets searched; more than one may be chosen. If you want to allow users to search your entire site, chose all of them.

  2. The “Use container URLs in results?” field at the bottom of the Properties tab allows you to indicate if you want the search results to return full pages (or Folders), instead of just individual assets (for example, instead of just the article, the page layout that contains the article). Set this to Yes if you want containers returned in the results.

  3. Choose your display settings from the “Display” tab.



  1. Hide from navigation?: if toggled to yes, the title of this asset will not appear in the site’s navigation.

  2. Open in new window?: if toggled to yes, a new browser window will open to display this asset.

  3. Display the title?: if toggled to No, the asset’s title will not appear on the page.

  4. Style Template: you may choose a style template in which to display this asset. Note that if a page layout template has been chosen, it will override the asset’s style template.

  5. Printable Style: if toggled to yes, a pared-down version of the asset will be made available for printing.

  6. Search Template: the template used to display the search form and results.

  7. Paginate After: sets the number of search results displayed on a page before results are paginated.

  1. Set your security settings in the “Security” tab. These are the standard security settings common amongst most assets.

  1. The Metadata tab is the standard Metadata screen common amongst all assets. If you need to handle metadata for the purposes of content profiling you can do so here.

  1. When your settings are complete, click save to create your search.

  2. Enter search criteria in the text box.


15. Click the “search” tab to display results.


Click on the individual title of each result to view that content directly.

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