Content Search Web Part

Content Search Web Part is a new web part introduced in SharePoint 2013.

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You can see the web part here.

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Please note that Content Query Web Part is different & was pre-existing in SharePoint 2010 too.

What are the advantages?

Following are the advantages:

  1. Search Query Association
  2. Display Templates (HTML, JavaScript)
  3. Scope can be Site Collection, Site or Library level
  4. Styling Options

Please note that Search Crawl has to be happened to display fresh results using this web part.

References

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj163789.aspx

Summary

In this post we explored an overview of Content Search Web Part.  In upcoming posts we can see how to use it.

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