Searchbox

 

In my session about improving your SharePoint search experiences that I presented at SPSBE and SPSParis, I discussed various tips and tricks to improve the search experience for a user. One of these tips was about visualizing other search keyword combinations. One of the problems users may experience is that they do not know which...

 

Back in December 2013 I wrote an article in which I explained how you could dynamically switch the result source with a search query keyword. Note: You can find the article over here - Dynamically changing the result source in a SharePoint 2013 search center. The past few weeks I have got the same question...

 

The blog post about how to dynamically change the result sources in a search center was based on a solution that I created to show the duplicated results in a search center with JavaScript. A standard Search Center in SharePoint 2013 doesn't show the duplicated results by default. You have two options to view the...

 

Almost two months ago Pascal Van Vlaenderen asked a question on twitter if there's a way to specify the Result Source in the QueryString (https://twitter.com/VanVlaenderenP/status/392920559853383680). Since that time, this question was on my to-do list to check this out. What I proposed back then, was to change the result source in the data provider object...

 

By default search suggestions are enabled on the default search boxes in SharePoint 2013. Server administrators are still able to manually add search suggestions via PowerShell, but the commands have been changed a little. Check out the following blog post how to do it in SharePoint 2010. The command that has been changed is the...

 

Since SharePoint 2013 introduced the display templates, branding elements has been made a lot easier. Like for instance when you want to brand the search box on your site. In the previous versions you mostly started the job by overriding the standard CSS of SharePoint. This approach will still work, but there is now an...