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Cloud Search Option and Gadget- new Google Sites

Alter the search option or add the CloudSearch gadget to new Google Sites in G Suite

Instructions

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Change the site search option

  1. Open your site in the new Google Sites editor
  2. At the end of the navigation bar use the search icon to show the Search Settings
  3. Choose the search mode you want to use (G Suite Business and Enterprise only):
    • This site - search only this site and nothing else;
    • Organisation content - search for anything you have access to with your G Suite account (e.g. search Google Drive, Gmail, Groups, Calendar etc);
    • Hide - hide the search option - be aware that if someone visits the search URL search will still work: the search option is only hidden.
  4. Publish your site to make the change in search option live on the published site.

Insert the Cloud Search gadget

  1. Open your site in the new Google Sites editor
  2. From the Insert panel use the Cloud Search option
  3. Publish your site to display the Cloud Search gadget live on the published site.

Notes

  • Cloud Search is only available for G Suite Business, Enterprise and Enterprise for Education.
  • If you enable the Cloud Search option or insert the Cloud Search gadget the results returned are for what the user can access anywhere within G Suite, not just what's on the site.
  • The ability to hide search is only available for G Suite Business, Enterprise and Enterprise for Education.
  • If you hide the search option IT IS ONLY HIDDEN - visiting the search URL will still search the site.

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