Manage Search Centers (SharePoint Server 2010)
Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010
A Search Center in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 is a SharePoint site that provides a centralized and highly customizable user interface in which users can perform search queries. By default, a Search Center includes the following components:
Search Center Home page
Search Results page
Advanced Search page
People Search page
People Search Results page
Search Tab Navigation control
You can customize the search user experience by modifying these components, or by creating your own version of these components. You can then add them to the Search Center to extend its functionality. The following articles describe how you can modify or customize the different components of a Search Center:
Change properties for the Search Paging Web Part (SharePoint Server 2010). Describes how to configure the paging control for search results that display on more than one page.
Change properties for the Search Box Web Part (SharePoint Server 2010). Describes how to configure the appearance of the Search Box and configure the scopes that are used.
Change how search results appear in the Search Core Results Web Part (SharePoint Server 2010). Describes how to configure the number of search results that are displayed and their appearance.
Change what appears in the Refinement Panel Web Part (SharePoint Server 2010). Describes how to configure refinements that appear in the Refinement Panel Web Part.
Customizing the Search Center. Describes how to add a search tab navigation control and a scopes notification control to a page.
Refinement Panel Overview (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=207857). Describes how to specify filter categories in the Refinement Panel and configure custom refinement categories based on managed properties and enterprise content management (ECM) taxonomy nodes.
Visual Upgrade for SharePoint Enterprise Search (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=208549). Provides an overview of the different options for upgrading the search user interface when you install SharePoint Server 2010.