Sometimes a visitor is searching for something specific and it can help if you provide them with a way to narrow the results to a particular type of content. So for instance, instead of searching your entire site for a keyword or phrase, I could search KB Articles, or Forums, or Blog Posts, etc. This is where Custom Search Tabs can help.
End Result (Custom Search Tabs)
Configuring Custom Search Tabs
See: DashboardSettingsSite Search
The Additional Tabs field takes a line-delimited list of
search/pattern/* configurations. You type the Title of the tab that will be shown to users when they are searching your site, followed by a
| delimiter, and then a search pattern that narrows the results in some way whenever that tab is clicked.
Example patterns used in the above screenshot in case they are helpful to you:
Products|example.com/product/* Docs|readthedocs.org/projects/example/* Issues|github.com/example/repo/issues/* KB Articles|example.com/kb-article/* Forums|example.com/forums/topic/*
Note: An asterisk
* is a wildcard that matches zero or more characters.