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Create and configure a search Touchpoint

This article describes how to create and configure the search Touchpoint.


  • Administrative access to the control panel of your MindTouch site
  • Touchpoints enabled on your site
  • Site configured for HTTPS over SSL (Secure Sockets Layer)
  • Contextual help configured on your domain

Create your search Touchpoint

Perform the following steps to create and configure the search Touchpoint: 

Step 1: Access the control panel

  1. From the MindTouch toolbar, select Site tools > Control panel.

Screenshot of the control panel option selected in toolbar

  1. Navigate to System Settings > Integrations >Touchpoints Search.

Screenshot of search touchpoint option in control panel

  1. Review the search configuration fields:

Screenshot of search touchpoint configuration dialog

Step 2: Configure the search Touchpoint

Fill out the following fields to configure the search Touchpoint:

  • Name. Unique name to easily identify the Touchpoint.
  • Host. Host name or domain where the Touchpoint will be embedded. (You may use comma separated host names and wildcards.)

If you want to apply a Touchpoint throughout your site and all subdomains, do NOT enter www.<yourdomain>.com.  Instead, enter <yourdomain>.com.

  • Search location. The page URL of the MindTouch hierarchy you want your users to search. (By default the home page is designated as the starting point for search). 
  • Input hint. The text displayed in the search bar field (by default "Search").
  • Select whether you want to open the search results page in a new browser window.

Step 3: Create the search Touchpoint

Click Add this Touchpoint

Step 4: Copy your embed code

When prompted, click Copy code to clipboard  to copy the embed code of your search Touchpoint. 

Screenshot of prompt to copy the search touchpoint embed code

To review your Touchpoint configuration or copy the embed code later, navigate to System Settings > IntegrationsTouchpoints Currently enabled Touchpoints.


Step 5: Embed your search Touchpoint

To embed the Touchpoint into your web page or application, follow the steps outlined in our article on embedding search Touchpoints.

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