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Area: Episerver Search & Navigation
Applies to versions: Latest

1. Setting up your development environment

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Episerver is conveniently installed through Visual Studio and the Episerver Visual Extensions, providing everything you need to get a sample website up and running and start developing. See Setting up your development environment. In addition, you need an index to use Episerver Search & Navigation (formerly Episerver Find) on a website.

 Creating an account

You need an account for managing your index. Go to the Episerver Search & Navigation site to register and create an account for a demo index. After signing up, you receive an email to verify your email address.

Note: Here we use a demo developer index with certain limitations. See Order Episerver Search & Navigation (Find), to order an index for production environments. 

 Adding a Developer Service

On the Episerver Search & Navigation site, go to the My Services section and select Add Developer Service. Enter an index name, optionally one or two languages to be used for stemming (content in other languages is indexed), and click Create Service. Your service is created and ready to use within a minute, and you instantly see everything you need to start using Search & Navigation.

  

Note: If you are multiple developers sharing an index, see Reindexing a shared index how to manage reindexing without affecting the data of other developers.

Next steps

Continue by creating your project.

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Last updated: Nov 04, 2020

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