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The 'Search/Links' sub-component allows you to insert a search bar and subsequent list of links into a pod.

The search bar allows users to search for content within your website. Below the search bar, you can also insert a list of links that direct users to:

When adding links, make sure the link titles describe where the user is being taken for improved web accessibility.

Add a Search/Links sub-component

To add a 'Search/Links' sub-component, you must:

  1. Navigate to the page you would like to add a 'Search/Links' sub-component
  2. Add a 'Pod' component. This will open the 'Pods' slide-out panel
  3. Select the 'Add content' button next to the 'Pod items' field. this will open the 'Add content' slide-out panel
  4. Select the 'Search/Links' component. This will open the 'Search/Links' slide-out panel
  5. Enter your 'Search/Links' heading. This will be the heading for your sub-component that sits above your search bar and list of links. Then select the size you would like your heading to be - small (S), medium (M), or large (L)
  6. If you would like a secondary heading, enter it in the 'Secondary heading' field, along with its size
  7. To insert a link, select the 'Add' button beside the 'Links' field
  8. Select the 'Add Link' button that appears
  9. Insert your link details in the 'Select link' slide-out panel. You may link to another page within your website, to a document you have previously uploaded to Govstack, or to an external link outside your website. 
  10. Select 'Submit' when you are finished the link
  11. If you would like to add another link to your list, repeat steps 7 through 10
  12. If you would like to delete a link that you have added, select the trash can icon beside the link you wish to delete, then select 'Yes, delete'
  13. Select 'Submit' when you are finished. Then select 'Submit' in your pod's slide-out panel

You can continue to add other sub-components to your pod and configure your pod's settings so you're happy with the look and layout of the content.

Search/Links settings

You can adjust the look and layout of your 'Search/Links' sub-component through the 'Settings' tab, found at the top of the 'Search/Links' slide-out panel. 

Review each of the 'Search/Links' settings to learn more.

In the 'Name' field you can give a unique name to the Search/Links sub-component. This will make it easier to differentiate between Search/Link sub-components if you have multiple on the same page. 

When working in the back office you'll see a list of all components on a page and the names will help differentiate between similar components.

Select the 'Hide search' toggle to hide the search bar from your 'Search/Links' sub-component.

Select the colour you'd like for the search button. You can select from a list of pre-determined colours based on your organization's branding. A checkmark will signify your chosen option.

If you would like to unselect an option, click the colour button once more for the checkmark to disappear.

You can add animation to the 'Search/Links' sub-component by selecting the 'Animate' toggle. Once the 'Animate' toggle is selected, you'll have the option to customize the:

  • Animation style
  • Animation delay (seconds)
  • Animation duration (seconds)

Animation style

From the 'Animation style' dropdown menu, select the type of animation you'd like to add to 'Search/Links'. There are a variety of different animation options in the following categories:

  • Attention Seekers
  • Bouncing Entrances
  • Fading Entrances
  • Flippers
  • Light Speed
  • Rotating Entrances
  • Sliding Entrances
  • Zoom Entrances
  • Specials

We recommend testing out a variety of animation styles to select the one you like the most. 

Please note

Animation styles can cause accessibility issues for some users visiting your website. For example, some users may experience motion sickness when viewing animated elements on your website.

Animation delay

Using the 'Animation delay' slider, select the time in seconds that you'd like to delay the animation. 

Animation duration

You can select how long you'd like the animation to last by using the 'Animation duration' slider. Select the number of seconds you'd like the animation to continue on the public website. 

In the 'Custom classes' field, you can add any custom CSS classes you may have. Custom CSS classes can be found in the Design node under the 'CSS' tab in the backend of Govstack. 

If you'd like to add more than one custom class, you'll need to leave a space between each class. 

Please note

Depending on your Govstack plan, you may not be able to access the Design node in the backend. If you'd like to be able to add custom CSS and get access to the website design, contact your GHD Digital Account Executive. 

Turn on the 'Hide from website' toggle if you'd like to hide this sub-component from the web page.

Preview and publish changes

Once you've added a 'Search/Links' sub-component to your page, make sure to preview and publish the page to complete the process.