One of Empire's distinguishing features is its robust, enterprise-level site search. It features Live search (meaning it will suggest popular searches as customers type), with options to include products, articles, and pages in the results. It also includes an optional Quick links menu, which can immediately direct customers to select products and content.
Access the Search settings
Go to Customize > Sections > Header > Search
Refine the search criteria
Allow customers to narrow their search to a particular Product type or By tag with the Refined search dropdown. This adds a dropdown to the left side of the search field, providing a list of options that limit the search to a selected category.
Use the By tag option
Using the By tag option for Refined search requires a specific tag setup in order to connect products with this feature. When adding tags to products (in the Products admin), add "searchfilter_" to the beginning of the tag for use in the search bar.
For example, if the tag "Waterproof" is used, the tag would be
Activate live search
Enable live search to provide customers with suggested products based on what they have already typed in the search box. For example, if your store sells pottery and a user enters "ceramic," they might be presented with options like "ceramic mug," and "ceramic vase," and "ceramic cream and sugar set." This is a great way of guiding a visitor to results, rather than having them type searches that are slightly off and don't return the results they're looking for.
Include product images
Show product images in live search results. When enabled, this will display icon-sized versions of images for products that come up in live search results.
Include blog posts and static pages
Show blog posts and pages in live search results. When enabled, this will include results from blog posts and pages in live search results. These results will display in a separate "Pages & Posts" column on the right side of your live search results.
Show search bar in mobile view
Select Show search bar on mobile to include the same search bar for mobile device view. Disable this to replace the bar with a search icon.
Include popular links
Display Quick links below the search box to provide commonly-accessed links for your customers. Simply select the Menu to display by clicking Select menu.