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How to Get Search Block to Return *Photos* of Products

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1 hour ago, bathtubgems said:

I added a search block to my site so that customers may search my store for specific products. The search is returning text results when I would prefer it to return photos of products instead.

The first thing to note is that Squarespace's built-in search tool is not very good and so I don't recommend that you rely on it for product discovery. You'll find a number of forum posts to this effect. It's much better to use sorting and filtering to help customers find products. 

Regarding the product image issue, product images will only be searchable if two conditions are met:

1. You must be searching across the entire site. They won't appear in collection-specific searches like the one on your Shop page.

2. The images must have been assigned names that include the product name. Right now, the images on your site have cryptic names like "2954324870/il_fullxfull.2954324870_o1ox.jpg" so would not be discovered.

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Site URL: https://caterpillar-magnolia-k23t.squarespace.com/

Hello, does anyone know if there is a way of adding a product image to show up along side the search results rather than just the product title and description. It would be much better for customers when searching for products. See attached image for example of what I am looking for.

My website password is WinnerWinner if you need to take a look.

Thanks Eden

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17 hours ago, Eden87 said:

does anyone know if there is a way of adding a product image to show up along side the search results

Please see my answer above ^^.

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Thank you for replying to my post, my images are named the same as the product, if you check out the Koala Necklace, both the image and product is called 'Koala Necklace' however when searched the image does not come up when using site wide search. Am I missing something here?

Thanks Eden

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39 minutes ago, Eden87 said:

both the image and product is called 'Koala Necklace' however when searched the image does not come up when using site wide search. Am I missing something here?

I don't have a great answer, except to repeat that Site Search is broken on 7.1 and shouldn't be relied upon. There are a number of forum posts to this effect.

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