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Filter search results

Written by James Valent
Director of Support at MindTouch
This page applies to:MindTouch Responsive

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.

Image of the search results page


Filtering options

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. 

Image of the faceting filter

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.

Image of the classification filter

Pro members can see all classifications, while community members can only see custom classifications.

The results list

The search results list includes the following:

Image of the search results list

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 filed name or the .pdf extension.

What's next

Learn how to optimize your content for search purposes.

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