With Cludo, when performing various searches, it is possible to utilize different characters to further refine the query and make a more advanced search. These search options can be used by any user, but may not be intuitive unless this documentation is read. You can consider including parts of this on your search page if you think it’s relevant to the users on your site.
Putting multiple words in double quotes will require them to appear in this order in the result.
Asterix (*) can be used as a placeholder for any content.
Writing the name of a field followed by a colon (:) and a search term will search for results where the search term exists in the specific field.
Writing url followed by colon (:) and a search term will only show results where the URL matches the searched value.
The default operator for searches is OR, meaning that searches with more than one word output results that match either one or the other search word. However, the relevancy is still higher if both words appear and are close to each other.
Using AND or OR between two words will override the default search operator to allow more custom control.
Wrapping a search in a parenthesis “()” allows for multiple subgroups of searches, combining multiple search functions in a single search term.
Writing a minus (-) in front of a word will require results to not contain the word.
Writing a plus (+) in front of a word requires the word to appear in the results.
Adding a tilde (~) followed by a number allows you to control how many other words are allowed to be between two words in the search term.
Adding a caret (^) after a word followed by a number value would add boosting to the word compared to other words in the search term. The default boosting value is 1, with a lower value than 1 being less important than the default.