New search on docs.checkmk.com

Hi everone,

some of you may have noticed that a few weeks ago we changed the search on docs.checkmk.com from FESS (externally crawled) to lunr (JavaScript, index is built when the asciidoc is compiled to HTML). By feeding lunr with modified articles (TOC removed), we can fine tune very well.

We noticed many improvements for example much better results on brand or product names and far less unneeded long tail results (often FESS just returned all articles). However there might be some issues where the search does not behave as known from Google and the likes. If this happens, please tell us.

We did not yet provide a help on how to include or exclude search terms, so for now please follow the examples on: Searching : Lunr

And more improvements to the search… You can now create links that prefill the search form and open the result lists:

The parameter origin= is not strictly necessary, but we appreciate if it is set, since we should not rely on referrers. This also means: Please add origin=sitesearch if you create a custom sitesearch in Google Chrome with the information given here.

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