# Search

This guide describes the Theme settings > Search menu options. Refer to Shopify help: Search behavior (opens new window).

Visitors can enter search terms into your store’s Search textbox, to find occurrences of the terms throughout your store. Use the Search theme settings to specify the parts of your store to include in searches, and how the search results are displayed.

In the previous video, the search term B is entered into the Search textbox on a store’s homepage. Using predictive search, as the visitor types, store products and collections that match the search term are displayed in the Search results area.

For general guidance with adjusting a theme setting, refer to Settings overview and Shopify help: Theme settings (opens new window).

To set up search:

  1. Go to Theme settings > Search.

    The search menu in Theme settings.
  2. Select a setting described in the following table.

Setting name Description
Enable predictive search Select the checkbox Enable predictive search to turn on/ off predictive searching. As a visitor types a search term into the search field, predictive search suggests items in your store that match the search term. Refer to Shopify developer guide: Add predictive search to your theme (opens new window).
Search products Select the Search products checkbox to show/ hide products in the search results.
Search collections Select the checkbox Search collections to include/ exclude collections in the search results.
Search articles Select the Search articles checkbox to show/ hide articles (blog posts) in the search results.
Search pages Select the checkbox Search pages to include/ exclude store pages in the search results.
Crop predictive search images Use the dropdown Crop predictive search image to set a cropping style for images displayed within the predictive search results. The dropdown options are No crop, Landscape, Square or Portrait.