Configure search widget instance options

Configure widget instance options for the search widgets on the Knowledge Management Service Portal homepage and search results page.

Before you begin

Role required: knowledge_admin or admin

About this task

The homepage uses the Knowledge Homepage Search widget and the search results page uses the Knowledge Search widget. Use the widget instance options to customize the search feature for these pages.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to the Knowledge Management Service Portal homepage or search results page.
  2. Control + right-click the search bar.
  3. Click Instance Options.
  4. Configure the desired settings for the search widgets.
    Instance option Description
    Title The title of the search widget. The default for the homepage is Welcome to Knowledge.
    Glyph An icon that appears in the search bar.
    Bootstrap color The color of the search widget.
    Bootstrap size The size of the search widget.
    CSS CSS used in the widget instance.
    Search Placeholder Default text that appears in the search bar.
    Allow Empty Search Allow empty knowledge base searches. The default for the homepage uses the system property. The default for the search results page is Yes.

    For an empty search, the search results page returns all results.

    Allow Instant Search On Keypress Enables instant search results as you type a search term. The default for the search results page uses the system property.
    Minimum Number of Characters for Search The minimum number of characters required to generate a search.
    Wait time (ms) between searches, if instant search is enabled The time, in milliseconds, to wait between searches if the instant search feature is enabled. The default wait time is 500 ms.
    Alternate URL Parameters for Search Alternate parameters that appear in the search results URL. By default these parameters include keyword and query.
    Alternate URL Parameters for Language Alternate parameters that appear in the URL denoting the selected language.
  5. Click Save.