Classic Websites Platform: Advanced Search

Adding an advanced search
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The Advanced Search page allows users to search your image archive by keyword, date, pricing info, and several other fields. To access these Advanced Search settings, go to your navigation bar and click Website > Archive Page Settings > Advanced Search.

 The specific IPTC fields that are searchable are as follows:

Country ISO

Page Options

The majority of our themes allow for just one page option for the Advanced Search page, and that is the ability to turn on or off the "Search Tips" that display beside the search fields.


However, the Nolita, Soho and Maui themes allow for a number of additional Advanced Search page options worth checking out, including the ability to hide certain fields from the search altogether.



Meta Data Options

Page Title

Common SEO intelligence indicates that properly keyworded page titles are one of the most heavily weighted components in determining a site's search-engine placement. Carefully choosing keywords for this page can be a huge SEO win.

The title of a page is also how the page will be named in your visitors' browser bookmarks, site history, etc., so it's important to make sure this accurately represents the page's content.

Meta Description

In visiting a page, search-engine crawlers routinely check for a brief, high-level description of a page in its "meta" element. For some pages, we dynamically generate this behind-the-scenes description for you, but for your Advanced Search page, you can define exactly what you want it to say (up to 200 characters).

Furthermore, this is the preview description that appears in Google and other search-engine results, so it could be a visitor's first experience with your site - don't leave this to chance!

For more on SEO, check out our SEO Grader and our in-depth guide, SEO for Photographers Bootcamp & Guide.

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