Hide or Show the Search field

A search field can be displayed in Zenfolio sites allowing site visitors to search the photographer's site for publicly accessible and searchable content such as galleries, photos and videos.

The photographer is able to choose to show or hide the search field from all visitor pages. The search can be shown in (or hidden from) the header, footer and/or with the page elements on the homepage. 


You will need to go to Customize Website View to change your Search display settings.

  1. ‚ÄčLogin in to your Zenfolio account and then hover your mouse pointer over My Zenfolio.
  2. Click on Customize Website View from the menu that appears.
Access Customize Visitor View New Edit View
 

The page will refresh with a new customization menu at the top, confirming that you are in the Customize Website View.
 


Note: you must have the header or footer set to Show in your page options in order for the search to show in the header. Click here for more information on your header and footer settings.



Showing or hiding the Search field in the Header

  1. In Customize Website View, click Site Header in the left side of the page.
  2. Select the Elements tab.
  3. Select the Show or Hide the button next to  Search field.
  4. Select either Collapsed or Expanded next to Search Field Mode
  5. Click Apply to save your changes.
  6. Publish your changes before exiting Customize Website View to make those changes live on your site.
Show Hide Search Field in Header

Note: you must have the header or footer set to Show in your page options in order for the search to show in the header. Click here for more information on your header and footer settings.




Showing or hiding the Search field in the Footer

  1. In Customize Website View, click Site Footer in the left side of the page.
  2. Select the Elements tab.
  3. Select the Show or Hide the button next to  Search field.
  4. Select either Collapsed or Expanded next to Search Field Mode
  5. Click Apply to save your changes.
  6. Publish your changes before exiting Customize Website View to make those changes live on your site.
Show Hide Search Field in Footer
Note: you must have the header or footer set to Show in your page options in order for the search to show in the header. Click here for more information on your header and footer settings.
 




 Showing or hiding the Search field on the Homepage

  1. In Customize WebsiteView, click Options in the toolbar at the top of the page.
  2. Select the Page Elements tab.
  3. Select the Show or Hide the button next to Search field.
  4. Click Apply to save your changes.
  5. Publish your changes before exiting Customize Website View to make those changes live on your site.

Show Hide Search Field in Homepage

Please note that this option is not available with all layouts.  If this option is not displayed, you'll need to apply a different layout to the homepage.



Apart from the search fields in the homepage, header and footer, your site also includes a dedicated search page from which clients can search and search results are displayed.  See this link for how to find your search page.

You can also choose to create a link in your Site Menu that links to your search page. This way your customers will know where to go to execute a search if you do not want to feature the Search function on the Homepage, Header or Footer.

This guide covers how to control how items are found in search.