I am using SP2013 foundation. Can I configure the refiners on the default search page? When I go to the default search page I cannot edit page.


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Short answer. No. Create a Search centre and configure your refiners there. The OOTB ossearch.aspx page is not editable.


Follow this blog from Bella Engen, How to add refiners to your search results page in SharePoint 2013


Go to the search settings page of your site and set the "Which search results page should queries be sent to?" as the search centre results page.


If you do not want to/can't set up a custom search page in search centre, then create a webpart page in you site pages. Add the Search Box, Search Results and the Refinement Webparts to the page. Once you have the custom search page, go to the search settings page and set the property "Which search results page should queries be sent to?" as the custom search results page.

You should be able to customize the refiners for the Refinement Webpart as per you need.

  • That only lets you edit a results page in a search centre, @KHA asked about the default out of the box search page in a site
    – GavinB
    Jul 16, 2014 at 2:29
  • I have update the answer with more details on how to achieve solution for the problem. Hope this helps
    – bkk
    Jul 16, 2014 at 5:00

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