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Squarespace support has shared that their search bar (for keywords for blogs, articles on a site etc) is broken and there's no timeframe for fixing it. When you search for any word, it yields zero results, but when you do it a second time, it works. Obviously users won't know to try it twice.  If anyone knows of a custom code to re-install search, please help! Thanks!

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If you want a search option for blogs, then you could consider the SquareWesbites Universal Filter plugin, it adds great filters for blogs and also a functioning search bar! Honestly I think that good categories and tags are often better than a search bar which by definition is open-ended and very easy for a user to search for a term and come up with nothing, whereas with good filter categories and tags it is much better defined.

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5 hours ago, rachelswitala said:

If anyone knows of a custom code to re-install search, please help!

It isn't possible fix the internal search feature, but there are a number of third party search services that can be integrated with Squarespace. They vary widely in features and prices but here are some suggestions:

Universal Filter. Squarespace specific filtering with search ($70 one-off payment).

SearchIQ. Fast and intelligent search, from $19pm (without branding).

Swiftype by Elasticsearch. Enterprise-class solution from $79pm.

Programmable search engine. A Google service that you can get for free or a low price.

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On 9/21/2023 at 4:53 PM, paul2009 said:

It isn't possible fix the internal search feature, but there are a number of third party search services that can be integrated with Squarespace. They vary widely in features and prices but here are some suggestions:

Universal Filter. Squarespace specific filtering with search ($70 one-off payment).

SearchIQ. Fast and intelligent search, from $19pm (without branding).

Swiftype by Elasticsearch. Enterprise-class solution from $79pm.

Programmable search engine. A Google service that you can get for free or a low price.

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thank you! 

 

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On 9/21/2023 at 4:53 PM, paul2009 said:

It isn't possible fix the internal search feature, but there are a number of third party search services that can be integrated with Squarespace. They vary widely in features and prices but here are some suggestions:

Universal Filter. Squarespace specific filtering with search ($70 one-off payment).

SearchIQ. Fast and intelligent search, from $19pm (without branding).

Swiftype by Elasticsearch. Enterprise-class solution from $79pm.

Programmable search engine. A Google service that you can get for free or a low price.

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thanks  very much! 

 

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