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Aug
7
answered How do you set the default empty text with the content by search webpart?
Jul
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May
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Apr
25
comment Search textbox default value - QueryPromptString
Seems like the issue is related to the ShowDD_NoContextual drop down mode. SharePoint is not using the QueryPromptString property value in that case for some reason.
Apr
25
comment Search textbox default value - QueryPromptString
Are you deploying this as a feature? Did you activate the feature? What site template are you using? What is the Sequence property value set to? Here's an example of how to override the SmallSearchInputBox delegate control: blendmaster.net/blog/2012/06/…
Apr
11
answered Fast Search Pipeline Extensibility for only one Content Source
Apr
8
answered Sharepoint 2010 FAST Search, what is the difference between incremental and full crawl?
Mar
28
awarded  Taxonomist
Feb
23
comment Can you use BCS External Content Types in conjunction with Product Catalogs in 2013?
@j.strugnell just published the second part of the blog post: blendmaster.net/blog/2013/02/…
Feb
20
answered Can you use BCS External Content Types in conjunction with Product Catalogs in 2013?
Jan
23
comment exclude top navigation from sharepoint search
Looks like you are doing it right. Have you reset the search index after making the change? If not then I suggest you to reset the search index or simply delete and then recreate the content source and run a full crawl.
Oct
18
comment Public facing website with SharePoint 2013
I'd suggest you take a look at the SharePoint 2013 training videos, Module 13 specifically, that highlights the main web content management features in SharePoint 2013: msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/sharepoint/fp123633
Oct
13
awarded  Commentator
Oct
13
comment Get last search query
You can edit the XSLT for the search results web part by going to the web part properties, unchecking the "Use Location Visualization" checkbox under the "Display Properties" section and then clicking the "XSL Editor..." button. The variable that holds the query text in the XSL is "$Keyword". Using jQuery may be easier though - simply grab the query text from the "k" query string or from the search box on page load and then append it to the url of each search result hyperlink. You can embed the javascript right into the page by using a Content Editor Web Part.
Oct
13
answered Get last search query
Oct
3
answered Scaling SharePoint Fast Search
Oct
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Oct
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Oct
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accepted Why is a Custom List referred to as an App in SharePoint 2013 Preview?
Oct
1
comment Why is a Custom List referred to as an App in SharePoint 2013 Preview?
OK, this makes sense - sounds like they tried to simplify the terminology for the end-users but, as part of that, made it more confusing for developers :)