Search Settings

Search settings can be accessed in Store SetupStore Settings, under the Search tab. These settings affect the storefront search that a customer would perform, not the search you would perform in your BigCommerce control panel.

For more information on steps you can take to make your store's search work to its full potential, see Store Search Best Practices.

Search Settings

 

Don't see Results per Page? In some Stencil themes this setting is handled in the Theme Editor under the Product tab.

  • Default Product Sort — Determines the order in which product search results display.
    • Relevance
    • Featured Items
    • Newest Items
    • Bestselling
    • Alphabetical: A to Z
    • Alphabetical: Z to A
    • Avg. Customer Review
    • Price: Low to High
    • Price: High to Low
  • Default Content Sort — Determines the order in which information and blog post (news item) results display.
    • Alphabetical: A to Z
    • Alphabetical: Z to A
  • Product Display Mode — Determines the layout of product search results.
    • Show products in a grid
    • Show products in a list
  • Results Per Page — Determines how many search results to display before creating paged navigation to see additional results.

List View Example:

Example of search results displayed in a list

Grid View Example:

Example of search results displayed in a grid

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