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SharePoint 2013 WCM Advanced Cookbook by John Chapman

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Creating a search scope

SharePoint 2007 and 2010 included the option to add scopes to a drop-down list next to search boxes in the sites. This would allow site administrators to create narrowed down search results for specific uses. For instance, a scope could be created to only return items from a specific library.

With SharePoint 2013, Microsoft has removed the concept of search scopes. Instead, we will need to create a new search results page with a limited search query. In this recipe, we will add a new search results page to our search center to return only images.

How to do it…

Follow these steps to create a new search results page for images:

  1. Navigate to our search center in your preferred web browser.
  2. Click on Site contents from the Settings ...

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