Posts, pages, comments
So what’s being added to the search index? Pretty much everything that deals with the content on your blog. For this initial release, we provided the ability for readers to search for posts, pages and comments within your blog by keyword.
Design, design, design
Many bloggers have been using 3rd party services such as Google or Lijit Search to power search on their blog. The problem with using another provider is that no matter how great the customizations are, it’s never going to look exactly like your blog. TypePad’s new blogside search feature will be fully integrated into the design of your blog.
Blogside search is available for all current and new blogs on classic themes and theme builder themes by going to:
- Blog > Design > Content
- Categories: Search Module: Add Search module
- Drag and drop the module anywhere in your sidebars
For members using advanced templates, grab the code from our Knowledge Base article. Microblog themes automatically have the search module embedded, so there’s one less step for you there!
Just the beginning…
Now that we’ve built this search infrastructure, the possibilities are endless. But first we need to know what’s working, what’s not working, and how can we make this experience better for you. Let us know in the comments what you think!