Install a Search Client in Lithium

Find discussions and posts faster on Lithium boards. This article walks you through the process of installing a SearchUnify search client on a Lithium board.

Download a Lithium Search Client

  1. Refer to How to Download a Search Client?
  2. Extract files from the zipped search client.

Sign Into Lithium and Navigate to Studio

  1. Sign into your Lithium community as an admin.
  2. Click Community Admin.

  3. Enter Studio.

Create a Lithium Component

  1. Click New Component in Components.

  2. Enter a name and click Create.

  3. From the files extracted after downloading the search client, open searchUnify_Component with a text editor and copy the code.
  4. Paste the code in Component Content and press Save.

Set Up Three Endpoints

OPTIONAL. Create a New Lithium Page

The Lithium component that you have just created is inserted into a Lithium page. You can select one of your existing community pages to host a search bar and search results, or create a new one. This section explains how to create a page in Lithium from scratch.

  1. Click Page, and then New.

  2. Enter a page name in New Page Name prefixed by ForumPage., select One Column from the Page Layouts dropdown, and click Create.

Insert SearchUnify Component in a Lithium Page

  1. Expand the Custom Components menu.

  2. Click to add the component to the page you have selected or created.

  3. Drag the component from common-header to main-content and press Save.

Activate the Page

  1. Navigate to Admin.

  2. Click Content.

  3. Click Custom Pages.

  4. Select a page from the Forum Page dropdown and click Save.

Last updatedFriday, September 4, 2020