Episerver's recommended search functionality is Episerver Search & Navigation (formerly Episerver Find), which is a cloud-ready extension that lets you build advanced customized search features based on your content model. If you are using the Episerver Customer-Centric Digital Experience Platform (DXP), Episerver Search & Navigation is automatically included in your installation, otherwise it requires a separate license.
For non-cloud environments, you can use basic query-based search features, based on the Lucene search engine. To use this search functionality, the NuGet packages EPiServer.Search.Cms and EPiServer.Search must be installed, see Installing and deploying Search Service.
Search in Episerver Commerce also is based on Lucene, but Commerce Manager (the back-end part of Commerce) has its own pluggable search provider API. See Search in the Commerce Developer Guide for information about Commerce-specific search.
Episerver Search has the features:
Note: You do not get search results on content in blocks added in a content area in a template. Usually, this is not a problem because blocks are often used to promote content in a specific source page, which are found when performing the search.
Last updated: Dec 18, 2019