Faceted search

Feb 07, 2024
Elevating User Experience: Unleashing the Power of Faceted Search on your Plone website

Information is only useful if the ones who need it, can find it. How do you find your needle in your haystack, and make sure your audience can find the needle that they are looking for, in your haystack?

With faceted search. 

In this short article, we delve into the game-changing advantages of integrating faceted search into your Plone website. This exciting tool empowers users to refine their search results by applying specific filters or facets. These could include categories, tags, dates, authors, and more. 

Have a look at how one of our clients uses faceted search to help users filter through their news and publications.

Brace yourselves as we unveil the stellar reasons why faceted search is the ultimate secret weapon for large-scale websites:

  1. Laser-Focused Precision: Users can effortlessly narrow down their results by employing multiple filters simultaneously. Say goodbye to the days of sifting through irrelevant content – with faceted search, find what you need in record time!
  2. Slick and Smooth Navigation: Faceted search introduces a whole new level of user-friendliness by streamlining navigation. Users can seamlessly explore and tweak their search criteria, making the entire process a breeze.
  3. Amped-Up Engagement: Faceted search not only makes finding relevant content effortless, but also encourages users to linger longer on your site. 
  4. Content Wonderland: For websites boasting an abundance of resources or a treasure trove of news articles, faceted search is your golden ticket to content discovery. Users can stumble upon related gems or immerse themselves in diverse topics within a specific category, turning exploration into an enriching adventure.
  5. Tailored Accessibility: Faceted search caters to users with unique needs or preferences. Whether it's the latest news, content from a specific author, or resources within a particular date range, faceted search ensures your content is accessible to a wide array of user requirements.

Navigating the vast digital landscape can be a daunting task for websites housing expansive resource databases or news sections going back a number of years. With benefits ranging from increased engagement, content discovery, and improved accessibility, faceted search emerges as the unsung hero that opens up the user’s ability to find and explore content more freely. 

Your users will thank you.

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