Adding and Setting Up Wix Site Search

Ensure your visitors always find the most relevant content, products, services, and posts when they search your site. You can set up your search bar to provide suggestions to your visitors during their search. This helps guide them to specific areas in your site and find what they are looking for in a timely manner. 
A screenshot of the Search Results page.

Step 1 | Add Wix Site Search to your site

When you add Wix Site Search to your site, a search bar is added to your site's header. Another page called "Search Results" is also added to your site.

To add Wix Site Search:

  1. Click Add Apps   on the left side of your Editor.
  2. Search for the Wix Site Search app in the search bar.
  3. Click Add to Site.
A screenshot of Add Apps in the Editor and the Add to Site button.

Step 2 | Customize your Show on Search settings

The Show on Search settings determine what your site visitors see when they use the search bar. You can choose which types of search results you want to appear in the list (e.g. blog posts, products, events). You can also change the names of each type of result.

To customize the settings:

  1. Click the Search Results element in your Editor. 
A screenshot of the search results page.
  1. Click Settings.
  2. Click the Settings tab.
  3. On the Show on Search tab, enable the toggles next to the relevant page types. Only content from enabled page types will appear in the search results. 
  4. (Optional) Click the Edit icon  next to the relevant type of page to change how it appears in the search results.
    Tip: For Products pages, you can also edit the image layout, add to cart button, product filters and more. 
  5. (Optional) Enable the Show hidden pages (SEO) toggle to allow visitors to search for pages that are hidden from search engines
A screenshot of the Show on Search settings.

Step 3 | Reorder what appears in your search results

Organize your search to have the results appear in a particular order. For example, you can prioritize your store products above your blog posts. This means your site visitors see products at the top of their search results and blog posts below the products. 
When you reorder the "pages" you change the order in which the page types appear in the Search Results page.

To reorder what appears in your search results:

  1. Click the Wix Site Search app in your Editor.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Click the Settings tab.
  4. Click Reorder
  5. Click the relevant option and drag it up or down.
  6. Under Advanced Settings, enable or disable the option to show hidden pages. 
A screenshot of the Reorder settings for your search results.
Want to keep customizing your search results page?
You can change the Layout and Design settings to suit your site's look and feel.

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