About Content Search


The Content Search feature allows Agility CMS users to search for field values used in Content, Pages, and Modules for the occurrence of a specific search term. This means it is easier than ever to find content in the CMS. 


Common Use Cases

While there can be many reasons you may search for content, here are a few common use cases:

  1. You have some content you want to change, but don't know exactly where (or if) it is in the CMS.

  2. You have specific content that needs to be replaced across the site.
  3. You want to review content for accuracies, such as SEO keywords and meta descriptions across pages.

How it Works

Your search term should be a value that you expect to exist in a field value in your content. This could be in a Content Item, a Module on a Page, or a Page's properties itself (i.e. SEO fields).

Results are returned in order of search relevancy, and can then be further filtered or sorted in the Content Search Report by clicking the View All Results link.


This will take you to the Content Search Report page:


Here, you can further filter results, by typing a value into the filter input:


You can also sort the results by clicking on the appropriate Column name, and toggle the ascending/descending directional arrows.

Once you've identified an item you should like to navigate to, you may click View Item to go directly to the item. Or, click the New Window icon to open that item in a new tab. This can be very when you need to make changes to multiple items.

Column Reference Guide

Ref Name - This is the reference name of the matched content. If it is a Content Item or Module, then this represents the content's Reference Name. If it is a Page, then this is the name/URL slug of the page.

Name - This is a friendly name of the matched content. If it is a Content Item or Module and they have a field called Title, then that field value will be displayed here.

Field - This is the field name that the content was found in. Please note that the field label which shows in the Content Manager may not be exactly the same as the field name.

Type - The type of content that was matched. Possible values include List ItemContent ItemModule, and Page.

Status - The current status of the matched item. Possible values include PublishedStaging, and Unpublished.

Language - The language code that the matched item is associated with.

Channel - The channel that the Page or Module is associated with. List Item and Content Item results will not have a channel value as they are not specific to a channel.

Modified By - The Agility CMS user that last modified the item.

Last Modified - The timestamp of when the item was last modified. 

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