Office 365 & SharePoint Search / Development / Branding


Over the past months I received the same question a couple of times from customers and blog readers if there way to specify the number of search results per category / division / department. Their requirement was to display for example three global news articles and two news articles from the division the user belongs....Read More →

Tiles display templates added to the SPCSR repo

on Aug 04, 2015 by Elio Struyf with no comments


Right before my vacation I released new display templates in the SPCSR GitHub repository. These display templates can be used to visualize results as tiles. The tiles are build the same way the promoted links web part. The display template has the following configurable managed properties: Path (mapped to: Path) Title (mapped to: Title) Picture (mapped to: PublishingImage) Description...Read More →

Speaking at SharePoint Saturday Munich and Oslo

on Aug 04, 2015 by Elio Struyf with no comments


I am pleased to announce two other events where I will be speaking in October. #SPSMuc - October 10, 2015 Munich will be something special, it will be the first time that Thomas Vochten and I will do a session together. We are going to do a session about SharePoint Search targeted for the IT...Read More →


I am pleased to tell you that I will be speaking at two new SharePoint Saturday events in London and Barcelona. #SPSLondon - July 11, 2015 In London I will do a new session about my tips and trick for creating search display templates. Search display templates tips and tricks (lvl: 200) Everyone has its...Read More →


This week I saw a question on StackExchange about optimizing a search page and how to get rid of the pre-loaded display templates. You can quickly check the templates that get pre-loaded by opening an OOTB SharePoint search center results page, and checking the loaded scripts via Fiddler or your browser developer tools. For a default search results...Read More →


When you create a display template that displays a publishing image (example: the roll-up image of a page) it might be that you used the Srch.ContentBySearch.getPictureMarkup() function of SharePoint. This function is also used in the standard display templates like for example: Item_Picture3Lines.html. This Srch.ContentBySearch.getPictureMarkup provides you the markup for rendering the image with the...Read More →