If you ever used the explore bar on top of a Silk page, you know it’s a bit different than a normal search bar. Searching will not only give you matching pages, but collections and tags with matching content as well.
This lets you quickly prod your data for specific answers. Lets say you want to know which countries still have a communist regime. If you type in ‘com’ on the Countries of the World site, you see this:
Not only do I see pages that have ‘com’ in the title, I instantly get offered to explore pages that have tags called ‘Government type’ with ‘Communist state’ as its value. If I hit enter, I immediately get a table where all tags are filtered properly. Here is an embed of that table:
You can also search within collections from the explore bar. When I search for ‘company’ on EDMbase, I can hit a right arrow on ‘Explore table of Company pages’ to dig down.
Now I can enter ‘management’ and hit enter to get a table with pages matching that term.
Here is the resulting table listing 53 companies who have ‘management’ in their name.
What I really like about using the explore bar is that you can immediately see whether a certain tag is in the site or not. You can try out terms until you get a nice table. From there, it’s easy to filter the table further if you want to.
I hope you like this tip on using Silk! Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or ideas.