Search

Docusaurus's own @docusaurus/preset-classic supports easy 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.

// docusaurus.config.js
themeConfig: {
// ....
algolia: {
apiKey: 'api-key',
indexName: 'index-name',
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:

yarn swizzle @docusaurus/theme-search-algolia SearchBar

Using your own search

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

yarn 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.