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The search feature will allow users to search and find pages. You can also add a search box to your website or web application.


Page Suggestions

When you enter text into the search box located on the top right, matching page suggestions will appear to help you quickly navigate to the desired page. The page title matches the suggestions. Choose one of the suggestions to navigate directly to the page or ignore and perform a site search.

You can use your keyboard to quickly move up and down the list of suggestions then just press the Enter key to open. 

Full Site Search

The search will be performed sitewide. Draft pages and pages marked to be excluded from the search will not return in the results. Search will search each page's content, page title, search keywords, and table of contents name. 

 

To perform a search, simply enter the search text into the search box and press the Enter key.

  • If you are in Tab View, the search results will open in a new tab.
  • To open a search result, click on that page title in the search results.
  • The searched keyword will be highlighted in Yellow Color.
  • If the search keyword is part of toggle content, the toggle content will expand and show the searched keyword.

Search Keywords

Search keywords allow you to provide additional searchable text and targeted keywords for a page such as "password, password reset, lost password, forgot password" that the system will use when performing a search.

  • When editing a page, from the page details click the link More settings.

  • Make sure the page you select as Show page in search results. Enter your keywords and click Save.

Hide a Page from the Search Results

A published page appears in the search results by default. However, you can hide a page from the search results.

  • When editing a page, from the page details click the link More settings.
  • To remove the page from the search results, uncheck the Show page in search result.

Hide Search Box from Home Page

If your homepage has a large search box on the page, you may not want to have another search box on the top right.

To hide the search box from the homepage:

  1. Log in to your account (as an administrator) and click Settings.
  2. Click Add, Edit, Customize Sites.
  3. Select the site you want to edit.
  4. On the 'start' page settings select Hide global search box on the home page.

The search box will now hide on the home page and appear on every other page.

Adding a Search Box to a Page

You can also add a search box to any page you create in ProProfs. To add a search box to a page, add the following code to the page's source code:

 

<div class="head">
<div class="search-kb">
<div class="input-field"><input class="search-field searchbox" id="search-header" type="search"><input class="btn-blue search-btn" style="background: #3c8ac9;color: #fff;border: none; font-size:18px;" type="submit" value="Search" ></div>
</div>
</div>

 

This will function just like the global search box and will return the search results. Learn how to access the source code of a page.

Adding a Search Box to Your Own Website or Web Application

You can also pass a search query from your own website or web application to your ProProfs site. This allows you to add a search box to your own website and pass the search term to your ProProfs documentation site.

To do this, you will need to add a small piece of HTML code to your website or web application:

 

<input id="txtsearch" />
<input type="Button" onclick="window.open ('http://helpiq.helpdocsonline.com/?search='+document.getElementById('txtsearch').value)" value="search"/>
Change the URL to your ProProfs site, for example, site.helpdocsonline.com. If you have a custom domain set up, you would use that 
URL.

 Download a sample HTML file

 

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