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EPiServer.Find.Cms search providers break the edit-mode search



When you install EPiServer.Find.Cms (nuget package) the default edit-mode search providers are replaced with EPiServer.Find.Cms search providers (e.g. EPiServer.Find.Cms.SearchProviders.EnterpriseMediaSearchProvider). I can't find any option not to override them.

How is this a problem? Well, the Find index size is limited, and if you have 20 000 images you might not want to add them to your Find index as there is no need to search them with fine-graned api such as Find. Still, you'd wish to give the editors a change to find them in edit-mode using the lucene based Episerver.Search index. Now this seems impossible to do because the default providers are replaced with Find providers. Thus I, and customers, consider the search broken.

What I want to accomplish is to

1) get rid off Find search providers and use the default EPiServer.Cms.Shell.Search providers

2) keep the Find shell module

Does any one have good advices how to make this happen? I haven't yet decompiled EPiServer.Find.Cms to see how how the provider override is executed and how I could revert it. 

Dec 18, 2014 18:59

Disabling them from Admin -> Tool Settings -> Search Providers works :)

Dec 18, 2014 23:57

Thanks for that. For those that may be having problems getting this working.

  1. You need EpiServer.Search installed (use nuget). See
  2. Goto Admin -> Tool Settings -> Search Configuration
  3. uncheck those checkboxes beginning with the word 'Find'.
    • Find files
    • Find pages
    • Find blocks
May 10, 2017 5:42
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