Basic Search is helpful to survey all the content on a large topic, but many times a user will have a good idea of what documents or files they want to access. Advanced search allows users to input more information to return fewer, and more-high-quality, search results by specifying dates, types of content, and more.
Where it Helps
Advanced Search can complement Basic Search or stand alone to assist users find specific content relevant to common page types. Consider the following application options for Advanced Search in the web sites you manage:
Advanced Search as seen on www.hug.higherlogic.com
Installation: Step By Step
First, install Basic Search using the instruction above. When Basic Search is installed do the following: here Basic Search
- 1) Access the Enter/Edit Content page where Search is installed
Scroll to the bottom to confirm the User Control class or path field contains hlcommon:Search. If necessary, create a new Content Item for Advanced Search.
- Choose the Access Option
Depending on how you want users to access Advanced Search, input one (or both) of the following into the User Control Parameters field
a) To add an Advanced Search link, to appear after the basic search input box, paste ShowAdvancedLink="true"
b) To transform the Basic Search into Advanced Search, input ShowAdvancedMode="true"
- Click Save
There are dozens of Parameters for Admins to expand or limit Advanced Search fields and rendering options, refer to other pages to modify search fields, limit search results, or change the display of search results. See the list of options available to you on the Search Parameters list.