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Configure properties of the Search Navigation Web Part in SharePoint Server 2013

Summary: Learn how to configure properties of the Search Navigation Web Part, and how to add a link to a new search vertical page.

Applies to:  SharePoint Server 2013 

The Search Navigation Web Part is configured to display links to the search verticals Everything, People, Conversations and Videos. It uses search results from the Search Results Web Part so that when users click a search vertical link, the search results are filtered and displayed following the configuration of the search vertical. You can also create your own search vertical and add it to be displayed in the Search Navigation Web Part.

By changing properties on the Search Navigation Web Part you can do the following:

  • Specify a different Web Part from which search results are received.

  • Change the number of search vertical links to display.

The search vertical properties, such as display name and links, are configured on the Search Settings page for the corresponding site.

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Before you begin

noteNote:

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Configure the properties of the Search Navigation Web Part

To configure the properties of a Search Navigation Web Part

  1. Verify that the user account that performs this procedure is a member of the Designers SharePoint group on the Enterprise Search Center site.

  2. On the search results page, click the Settings menu, and then click Edit Page.

  3. In the Search Navigation Web Part, click the Search Navigation Web Part menu arrow, and then click Edit Web Part.

  4. In the Web Part tool pane, in the Control section, do the following:

    • To receive search results from another Web Part on the page, in the Use Current Query from list, select a Web Part.

    • To change the number of search vertical links to display before overflowing, in the Maximum Links Before Overflow box, type a number.

Change the properties of a search vertical in the Search Navigation Web Part

To change the properties of a search vertical in the Search Navigation Web Part

  1. Verify that the user account that performs this procedure is a member of the Owners group on the Enterprise Search Center site.

  2. On the Settings menu for the site, click Site Settings.

  3. On the Site Settings page, in the Search section, click Search Settings.

  4. On the Search Settings page, in the Configure Search Navigation section, click to select the search vertical for which you want to change the properties, and then click Edit.

  5. In the Navigation Link dialog box, do the following:

    • To change the display name of a search vertical, in the Title field, type a display name.

    • To change the URL of the search vertical, in the URL field, type a URL.

  6. On the Search Settings page, click OK to save the changes.

Add a search vertical to the Search Navigation Web Part

Before you start this procedure, verify that you have created a new page for the search vertical. We recommend that you copy one of the existing search vertical pages — for example, results.aspx, and then modify the copy to create a new page.

To add a search vertical to the Search Navigation Web Part

  1. Verify that the user account that performs this procedure is a member of the Owners group on the Enterprise Search Center site.

  2. On the Settings menu for the site, click Site Settings.

  3. On the Site Settings page, in the Search section, click Search Settings.

  4. On the Search Settings page, in the Configure Search Navigation section, click Add Link.

  5. In the Navigation Link dialog box, do the following:

    • In the Title field, type a display name.

    • In the URL field, type the URL to the new search vertical.

    • Click OK to save the new search vertical.

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