Set searching

In addition to full text searching for files, you can enable Set searching on your website. Set searching searches for galleries as opposed to files. The results will show the found galleries/sets and the user can click a thumbnail to view its contents. Although this is a very handy function for any Infradox XS website, it was specifically intended for websites that have many galleries/sets, e.g. sports events, celebrity events, photo stories and so on. Note that you can configure your ingestion procedures to automatically create galleries based on certain meta data rules, e.g. photos uploaded within one hour with the same title. You can find more information about this in our Knowledge base articles.

Recommended reading:  Gallery processing, Data processing rules, Gallery management, Search filters and access & deny codes.

Enabling set searching

To enable Set searching, click Site configuration in the Administrator menu. Then click General settings on the left and click Show options in the Set searching section. In the drop down box, choose the 2nd or 3rd option to enable Set searching on your website. With the option “Display checkbox, default is off”, a checkbox will appear in the quick search area and it’s default setting will be off (i.e. Set searching is not active) With the other option, Set searching will be active by default. Clicking the checkbox toggles between “normal” full text searching for files and Set searching.

The Label input box allows you specify what to display next to the checkbox. E.g. Search for events or Search photo stories et cetera.

The Default text input box stores the text that is displayed in the search box if it’s empty and Set searching is on. E.g. Enter a name or event. When Set searching is switched off again, the text that you can enter in the section Quick search & Suggestions is displayed again.


When “Set searching” is active, you can search with AND, OR, and AND NOT. But wildcards are not supported. You can configure which fields you want to search by ticking the checkboxes for Title, Subtitle and Custom fields 1 through 10. Searching for multiple words without the AND operator defaults to an AND search. E.g. “young girl” searches for galleries/sets with the both words “young” and “girl”. The query “woman OR women”, searches for galleries/sets with either the word “woman” or the word “women”.

The search results are limited to 1,000 sets. The results page will display the first 50 sets and when the user scrolls down, the next 50 sets are automatically retrieved and displayed and so on. There are currently two different styles for displaying the found sets/galleries. More styles may be added in future versions upon request.

Ordering the results

By default, the results are ordered as configured in the Gallery manager. You can however override this by selecting any of the other sorting options: date ascending, date descending or title.

Filtering results

If you enable the Date refine function, the results page will show a bar on the left side of the page. There are links to filter the results for 1) the last 24 hours 2) the last 7 days 3) the last 31 days and 4) the last 365 days. A drop down box with the last 10 years will also appear. Users can select a year to limit the results to a specific year only.

Preventing galleries from being searched

In the Gallery manager, you can exclude galleries within specific root levels from search results. If – for example – you have create a root level “Portfolios” and you don’t want the galleries that you have created to be searched, then edit the Portfoloo root level properties and tick the checkbox “Exclude from Set searching”.


Note that – in addition to the above settings re excluding root levels from searches – there are many settings and conditions that may prevent certain galleries from being found. For instance galleries with Access control enabled may be excluded depending on whether or not the user is logged in or not, whether the user has access or deny codes active and so on. Galleries may also be excluded from searches if a subdomain is active (depending on the settings).

2017-02-27T13:53:29+02:00 February 20th, 2017|Categories: Back office functions, Configuration, Tutorials|Tags: , , , , |