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Search Type

Description

Example

Exact phrase search

To search for content that contains the exact phrase "chalk and cheese"

"chalk and cheese"

Or Search

To search for content that contains one of the terms, "chalk" OR "cheese"

chalk OR cheese

And Search

To search for content that contains both the terms "chalk" AND "cheese"

chalk AND cheese

Not search

To search for content that contains "chalk" but NOT "cheese"

chalk NOT cheese

Excluded Term search

Similar to the NOT search, to search for content that contains "chalk" and "butter" but NOT "cheese"

chalk butter -cheese

Grouping Search

To search for content that MUST contain "chalk" but CAN contain either "cheese" or "butter"

(cheese OR butter) AND chalk

Title Search

To search for content with "chalk" in its title, where title is the field keyword.

title:chalk

Wild card searches

Single character
To search for "butter" or "batter"

b?tter

Wild card searches

Multiple characters
To search for "chicken" or "chickpea"
Wildcards can be used anywhere within a word, except at the very beginning.

chick*

or

c*c*

c*c?

Proximity searches

This search ensure that the two words specified must be within a certain number of words of each other to be included.

"octagon post"~1

will return "Octagon blog post"

Range search

Searches for names that fall alphabetically within the specified range.

[adam to ben]

Fuzzy search

This search looks for words spelled similarly.
To search for octagon, if unsure about spelling:

octogan~


will correctly return "octagon"

Combined search

You can also combine various search terms together

o?tag* AND past~ AND ("blog" AND "post")

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