Change settings for the Search Navigation Web Part

The Search Navigation Web Parts shows links that let users move quickly between the different search pages, known as search verticals. Search verticals are predesigned to give users different search experiences depending on what they are looking for. For example, if users click the People link, they are taken to the people search vertical, which is a search page specifically set up to display people information.

By default, the Search Navigation Web Part is set up to show links to the search verticals Everything, People, Conversations and Videos. The Search Navigation Web Part uses search results from the Search Results Web Part so that when users click a search vertical link, the search results are filtered and displayed according to how the search vertical is set up.

As a SharePoint Online administrator, you can change how the Search Navigation Web Part is set up by specifying a different Web Part to get the results from, change how many links to show, and change the appearance and layout of the Web Part. You make these changes by editing the properties in the Web Part tool pane.

To make other changes, such as changing display names for the links, or change their order, go to the Search Settings for the corresponding site. Here, you can also add a link to a new search vertical to be shown in the Web Part.

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Change the settings for the Search Navigation Web Part

Here's how you can change the set-up of the Search Navigation Web Part. You can specify a different Web Part to get the results from, change how many links to show, and change the appearance and layout of the Web Part.

  1. On the search results page, click the Settings menu, and then click Edit Page.
  2. In the Search Navigation Web Part, click the Search Navigation Web Part menu arrow, and then click Edit Web Part.
  3. In the Web Part tool pane, in the Control section:
  • To receive search results from another Web Part on the page, in the Use Current Query from list, select a Web Part.
  • To change the number of search vertical links to display before overflowing, in the Maximum Links Before Overflow box, type a number.
  1. To change how the Web Part looks, edit the settings in the Appearance and Layout sections.
  2. Click OK.

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Change the display name or the URL of a search vertical

  1. On the Settings menu for the site, click Site Settings.
  2. On the Site Settings page, in the Search section, click Search Settings.
  3. On the Search Settings page, in the Configure Search Navigation section, click to select the search vertical that you want to change, and then click Edit.
  4. In the Navigation Link dialog box:
  • To change the display name of a search vertical, in the Title field, type a display name.
  • To change the URL of the search vertical, in the URL field, type a URL.
  1. Click OK.

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Change the order of the search vertical links

  1. On the Settings menu for the site, click Site Settings.
  2. On the Site Settings page, in the Search section, click Search Settings.
  3. On the Search Settings page, in the Configure Search Navigation section, click to select a search vertical.
  4. Click Move Up or Move Down to change the display order.
  5. Click OK.

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Add a search vertical to the Search Navigation Web Part

As a SharePoint Online administrator, you can create a new search vertical page and add it to the Search Navigation Web Part. When you create a new page, we recommend that you copy one of the existing search vertical pages — for example, results.aspx, and then modify the copy to create a new page.

Here's how you can add a link to the new search vertical page in the Web Part:

  1. On the Settings menu for the site, click Site Settings.
  2. On the Site Settings page, in the Search section, click Search Settings.
  3. On the Search Settings page, in the Configure Search Navigation section, click Add Link.
  4. In the Navigation Link dialog box:
  • In the Title field, type a display name.
  • In the URL field, type the URL of the new search vertical.
  • Click OK to save the new search vertical.
  1. To change the display order, use the Move Up or Move Down buttons.
  2. Click OK.

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Applies to:
SharePoint Online Enterprise (E1), SharePoint Online Enterprise (E3 & E4), SharePoint Online Midsized Business, SharePoint Online operated by 21Vianet - Enterprise (E1 & E2), SharePoint Online operated by 21Vianet - Enterprise (E3 & E4), SharePoint Online operated by 21Vianet - Midsized Business, SharePoint Online operated by 21Vianet - Small Business, SharePoint Online Small Business