Version: 2.0.0-alpha.58


Docusaurus' own @docusaurus/preset-classic supports a search integration.

There are two main options, you can use Algolia DocSearch or bring in your own SearchBar component.

Using Algolia DocSearch

Algolia DocSearch works by crawling the content of your website every 24 hours and putting all the content in an Algolia index. This content is then queried directly from your front-end using the Algolia API. Note that your website needs to be publicly available for this to work (i.e., not behind a firewall). The service is free.

Connecting Algolia

To connect your docs with Algolia, add an algolia field in your themeConfig. Note that you will need algolia API key and algolia index. You can apply for DocSearch here.

module.exports = {
// ...
themeConfig: {
// ...
algolia: {
apiKey: 'api-key',
indexName: 'index-name',
appId: 'app-id', // Optional, if you run the DocSearch crawler on your own
algoliaOptions: {}, // Optional, if provided by Algolia

Customizing the Algolia search bar

If you prefer to customize Algolia's search bar React component, swizzle the SearchBar component in @docusaurus/theme-search-algolia:

npm run swizzle @docusaurus/theme-search-algolia SearchBar

Using your own search

To use your own search, swizzle the SearchBar component in @docusaurus/theme-classic

npm run swizzle @docusaurus/theme-classic SearchBar

This will create a src/themes/SearchBar file in your project folder. Restart your dev server and edit the component, you will see that Docusaurus uses your own SearchBar component now.

Notes: You can alternatively swizzle from Algolia SearchBar and create your own search component from there.

Last updated on by Yangshun Tay