Once users enter a search term into the search bar and hit enter, they are directed to the search results page. The MindTouch search results page offers several ways to filter information. This article addresses all the ways users can filter results in MindTouch to ensure they can find the information they need.
The search results page
Below is a view of the MindTouch search results page after searching with the term "single sign on."
The search results page consists of three major sections:
- The faceting row
- The classification filter
- The results list
The faceting row
The faceting row allows users to constrain search results further to a specific section, instead of having to scan rows and rows of articles.
The classification filter
The classification filter (made visible by expanding the ellipses underneath the faceting row) allows users to filter search results by default or custom classifications.
Pro members can see all classifications, while community members can only see custom classifications.
The results list
The search results list includes the following:
- Page hyperlinks
- Page URLs
- Page summaries
Search results include both individual pages as well as file attachments unless files are attached to a central media repository (in which case only administrators can see file attachments). PDF files bigger than 5 MB will not appear in search results if searched by its text content but will appear in search results if searched by the file name or the .pdf extension.
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