Add a search bar

A site's owner and core team members can add a search bar anywhere on a site or page using the search card. Using the search bar, people can use keywords and phrases to explore your site's content. You can also enable global navigation to add a search bar to the top of your site next to the user profile and notifications buttons.

What shows up in search results?

Content added to the site's content library will show up in your site's search results. For example, if you created an open data initiative to share data with your community, a community member can enter a search query for parks on your site's search bar and any item related to local community resources (such as web maps of playgrounds, schools, and pools) will appear as search results.

Content that belongs to designated open data groups will also appear as search results for any search query entered at hub.arcgis.com. For more information, see Make your content more discoverable.

Note:

Staff and community members who have access to items that have been shared internally can view these private items in search results when signed in with their account.

Configure a search card

Use this card when you want to add a search bar to a site or page layout.

  1. Add a Search card to the layout.
  2. Choose a size for Search Bar Width.
  3. Provide placeholder text in the Search Placeholder Text field. For example, you could use Search by Keyword or Find Data.
  4. Click Save.