CMS 10.6 Search Indexing

InSite Search uses Apache Lucene to index the published content. Indexed content returns in users' search queries. The publishing operation triggers the indexer to re-index the new or updated content to the main content index. The system stores the index in a way that enables rapid performance of full-text searches with minimal impact on hardware resources.

CMS administrators can set, with a high degree of control, what content gets indexed for search within the CMS UI. In Administration > InSite Search Configuration, administrators can specify content for indexing via the following ways:

Page types
Administrators can define which schema type they want to include in search indexing.
When configuring InSite Search indexing, set up page type indexing first because field indexing configuration is contingent on your page type selections.
Fields within page types
If page types are selected, administrators can specify which fields to include from the chosen page types in search indexing.
Fields shared among page types across the entire site
If page types are selected, administrators can specify which fields to include from across the site in search indexing.
Administrators can include asset items (e.g., PDF and Microsoft Word documents) from the CMS Assets Manager in search indexing.
When configuring indexing for page types and page fields, keep the following in mind:
  • We recommend that administrators configure page types for indexing before configuring page fields. Page type selections determine which fields become configurable in the following two tabs: the Fields in Page Types tab and the Fields Site-Wide tab.

    Page Types Tab Determines Configurable Fields in Other Tabs

  • The sum of all settings across these three tabs determines which fields the system indexes. We recommend that administrators inspect the settings in each tab to ensure that, in total, the settings reflect their indexing regime.