Swiftype Search

Abstract

Swiftype search, also known as Elastic search is a third-party search engine that you can use with your Paligo publications. It provides a fast, highly customizable search that can find answers from many different websites.

Swiftype search, also known as Elastic search, is a third-party search engine that you can use with your Paligo publications. It provides a fast, highly customizable search that is designed for a wide range of business websites, including e-commerce sites. As a dedicated search engine, it has some benefits over Paligo's built-in search engine, but it does require a Swiftype subscription.

Diagram showing how swiftype and Paligo can be used together. There is a search field in Paligo with lines indicating that the search is provided by Swiftype. The Swiftype search is looking in various documents and a company website.

The main benefits of Swiftype search are:

  • Extremely fast, even on large amounts of content

  • Provides more control over how the search works and how results are ranked

  • Supports federated search, where the search engine can look for results in multiple locations.

    Typically, you will have several different publications that you want to publish independently, and a portal page with a search. By using Swiftype, you can set the portal search so that it looks for content in all of the publications (and perhaps search your website and other locations too).

Note

Swiftype only searches content that is published to a web server without authentication. It needs access to your web site and it "pulls" index data. If you prefer a search service where the index data is "pushed" see Algolia Search Engine Integration.

Prerequisites for Swiftype Search

To use Swiftype search with your Paligo content, you need:

  • A Swiftype account

  • A basic knowledge of how to use Swiftype

  • An HTML5 layout, such as an HTML5 Help Center layout

  • Paligo content that is published to a web server, so that it has a URL that can be "crawled" by the Swiftype search engine.

If you have these, you can Connect Swiftype and Paligo.