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Ordering search results by relevance

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  1. Dan
    Dan avatar
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    16 Jan 2014
    27 Mar 2014
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    We are working on a site that requires news items to appear in the search results, but the client would prefer that the news items appear below any other content pages in the search results.

    I've been digging through the Advanced Settings of 'Search' and 'News' and am not finding any way to impact that sort order.

     Any help would be appreciated.


  2. Junior Dominguez
    Junior Dominguez avatar
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    15 Sep 2017
    01 Apr 2014
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    Hi Dan,

    An easy approach may consist on  extending the SearchResults control. The overridden InitializeControls method may look like this:

    public class CustomSearchResults : SearchResults
            protected override void InitializeControls(Telerik.Sitefinity.Web.UI.GenericContainer container)
                if (!SystemManager.IsDesignMode)
                    var resultsList = base.ResultsList.DataSource as IEnumerable<IDocument>;
                    resultsList = resultsList.ToList();
                    var newsDocuments = resultsList.Where(d => d.GetValue("ContentType").ToString() == typeof(NewsItem).FullName).ToList();
                    (resultsList as List<IDocument>).RemoveAll(d => d.GetValue("ContentType").ToString() == typeof(NewsItem).FullName);
                    (resultsList as List<IDocument>).InsertRange(0, newsDocuments);
                    ResultsList.DataSource = resultsList;

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    Kind Regards,
    Junior Dominguez
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