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Posts Tagged ‘search result page’

Change Result Page

Posted by Paul on May 22, 2014

In this article we can explore how to change the default search result page in SharePoint 2013.

Why we need to change the result page?

After creating Search Center site, there are 2 options for the user:

1. Use the default search box which takes to the default result page

2. Use the search center site for searching

The preferred approach is to change the default result page once the search center site is created.

Default Search Results Page

Following is the snap of the default search results page. The path would be _layouts/15/osssearchresults.aspx.

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Default Search Results Page

Following is the snap of the enterprise search results page. The path would be searchcenter/pages/results.aspx

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How to perform the change?

Open Site Actions > Site Settings page from the root site.

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Click on the Search Settings link from the page. You will get the following page.

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You can make the following changes:

1. Enter Search Center URL (for example /YourSearchCenterSite)

2. Uncheck Use the same results pageoption

3. Enter Result Page URL (for example /YourSearchCenterSite/results.aspx)

Click OK to save changes.

(my search center URLs looks like below)

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After saving, you can Test the changes. Open the root site & search using the default search box.

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You should see the results are shown in the Enterprise Search Center results page.

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Please note that you need to create an Enterprise Search Center site before attempting this step.

Summary

In this article we have learned how to change the default search results page.

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