Configuring a blog search page

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A blog search page allows visitors to your site to search through posts which have been published to a particular blog on the site.

As well as keyword searching, visitors are also able to review related blogs by filtering their search down to specific blog tags.

Creating a blog search page

You will first need to create a page within your career site to act as the default blog search page.

To create the blog search page:

  1. From the main menu, select Career Website.
  2. Click on Page Library on the top menu.
  3. Click on New in the top right of the page.
  4. Enter the required information to create a new page, ensuring that you select Blog Search Page for the Kind of page.
  5. Click Save to create your new page.

Assign the blog search page to the career website

The next step is to ensure that the page created in the step above is assigned to your career site as the Blog Search Page.

  1. From the main menu, select Career Website.
  2. Click on Career Website on the top menu.
  3. Click on the edit (pencil) icon at the top right of the Settings section.
  4. Against the Blog Search Page setting, select the page you created above from the drop down list.
  5. Click Save to keep your changes.

Adding the blog search content block

  1. Open up your blog search page in the Page Editor, and add a Content Row in the location where you would like your blog search to appear on the page.
  2. Click the add block icon to open up the block library, and add a block of type Blog Search Results.
  3. Once the block has been added, configure the display as desired:
    • Sort by - determines the order that the blog posts will be displayed in the search results.
    • Blog posts displayed per page: determines how many blog posts will be displayed on each page of the search results
    • Fields to display:
      • Author - show the name of the person who authored the blog
      • Last published at - show the date that the blog was last published to the site
      • Post views counter - show a counter of the view for that blog
      • Post description - include an excerpt of the first 30 words of the blog post
    • Display settings:
      • Author position - determines whether the author's name appears above or below the body of the blog post
      • Max number of tags - determines the maximum number of tags which will appear under the keyword search box
      • Tags list display type - determines whether the tags under the keyword search box appear on a single scrollable line, or are split over multiple lines.
  4. Click Save to confirm your settings.



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