In SP 2013 on-prem publishing site, I have a Content Search WebPart that shows a list of pages by querying for the custom content type id, and it worked fine until I edited the navigation settings on the site to use managed navigation based on a Term set. Now the content search web part is no longer showing the pages that are created before I edited the navigation settings. It only shows pages that are created at a later time, even though the "old" pages are there in the pages library.

I inspected the pages with SharePoint manager, and the old pages and new pages have same content type id. I checked in Crawl log and found the old pages to have been successfully crawled there. The "old" pages are in the search index, use the exact same page layout and content type, but they can not be shown in Content Search WebPart.

Anybody else here that has had the same issue? Any tips for me?

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    If you edit the Content Search Web Part and switch to Advanced Mode, what's your query saying on the TEST tab in the Query Test box? Feb 15, 2016 at 17:58
  • Hi Mark, I get the same result. Basically, I have found that the items that are not visible can not be found on search also - that's why they are not showing in the content search. Why they have suddenly become enemy with the search engine, I don't know (except from me editing a setting in navigation). I have re indexed the library, done index reset and run full crawl several times. To no avail. I don't understand this.. SharePoint works in mysterious ways...
    – Ilyas
    Feb 15, 2016 at 18:56
  • Could it be that your Result Set definition is too limiting? Maybe you could paste the query from the result set in here so we can have a look? Feb 16, 2016 at 12:19
  • Hi, no, it is not limiting, I have only 2 elements in the pages library. My Query is like this ContentTypeId:0x32432948392048GUID* ... I am using December 2014 CU, maybe I need to do an update..
    – Ilyas
    Feb 17, 2016 at 11:00
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    Try editing the page and do a check-out and check-in again. Let the search crawl run again
    – Anand
    Jan 4, 2018 at 22:43


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