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How to filter search results

Except for step 1, all steps in the following procedure are optional.

  1. In the header, click in the search field. The search panel appears.

    Search and filter fields
    Figure 237. Search and filter fields


  2. Type text in the Search field to perform a full-text search.

  3. From the topmost list, select the type of content for which you are searching. Making a selection from this list displays additional filter fields relevant to the content type. For example, if you select Article, Brightspot displays filter fields for Author, Section, and Tag in the Article Filters section. This section changes based on the content type you chose.

  4. To search by an item's status, open the status list and select one or more of the following statuses.

  5. To search by publish date:

    1. To search for items published on or after a particular time, in the Publish Date field click |mi-calendar_today| and select a date and time.

    2. To search for items published on or before a particular time, in the (End) field click |mi-calendar_today| and select a date and time.

  6. To reset the search criteria, filters, and search results, click Reset at the top of the search panel.

Every time you apply a filter, Brightspot saves it along with the search criteria under the Recent Searches list (see the figure Recent Searches list).

Tip

Referring to the illustration Search and filter fields, Brightspot resets the common filters when you change the content type. For example, if you first search for articles with status Draft, and then search for images, Brightspot resets the status to Published. You can retain the values for the common filters as you change content types by turning on Enable Sticky Search Filters. For details, see How to make a site.

The following table provides examples of search and filter criteria.

search-publish-after.png

Filters for any content type published between June 16, 2021 at 9:00 AM and June 30, 2021 at 9:00 AM.

search-publish-before-draft.png

Filters for any content type published on or before June 30, 2021 at 9:00 AM and is currently in a status of draft. This scenario occurs if you publish an item and then subsequently create a new version of that item and save it as a draft.

search-articles-kant.png

Searches for published articles containing the word imperative, and filters the results for articles authored by Immanuel Kant.

search-image-tag-black.png

Filters for images tagged careers containing colors close to black.

Tip

You can customize the search panel to match your workflow. For example, when filtering by Author, you can automatically filter by Article as well. Contact your Brightspot representative for details.