Both the Site Search (which searches forums, blog posts, web-app items, products etc) and Product Search (which searches products only) have had the technology that powers them upgraded. The search index for your site has also been rebuilt.How it benefits you:
- Speed - the new site search is exponentially faster. Where we used to measure site search result generation in seconds, we are now measuring in milliseconds in the latest performance tests. Even on large sites, search results are being returned almost instantaneously for commonly occurring keywords.
- Search Terms Highlighted in Results: in the text blurb displayed below the result link the search will now display the text fragment that surrounds the search terms to give a better context for the result. The search terms themselves will be highlighted. In the past the system would display the first paragraph of the item description.
This was a seamless upgrade, you do not have to make any modifications to your site to take advantage of the upgraded site search. If you didn't have site search on your site before, now would be great time to take advantage of the new version. Add it by using the module manager while you are editing your site pages or site-wide templates and picking the 'Site Search' option to insert.