I have implemented search in my SharePoint 2013 site. It is returning an error as "Sorry Something went wrong" for anonymous users. I have also done full crawling for the site after enabling the anonymous access.

  • here is similar thread . may be help you. Commented Mar 15, 2016 at 11:26
  • Thanks for your reply Vishal.But this didn't work for me.I is returning the same thing as "Sorry something went wrong".Is there any other approach to solve this issue?
    – Ramya
    Commented Mar 16, 2016 at 9:18
  • Are you using custom managed properties, display templates, etc.? Commented Mar 16, 2016 at 11:37
  • I used custom managed properties
    – Ramya
    Commented Mar 17, 2016 at 3:53

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I used to solve this issue by turning on anonymous search results cache, it's under "setting" in CSWP (you can configure it in CSWP or check the link below for more advanced tricks.)


[Mar-28 Updated]

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  • Thanks for your reply YogaPanda. But I cannot open the URL what you have provided.
    – Ramya
    Commented Mar 28, 2016 at 5:57
  • No worries, I believe you can google and find it. Attached the screenshot to my answer, hope it helps.
    – YogaPanda
    Commented Mar 28, 2016 at 14:21

If it works for logged in users and not for anonymous only then you have to run a powershell script that enables anonymous again for these lists.

I have written a blog post about this:

SharePoint search not working for anonymous users

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