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Jekyll Tipue Search

Full-text search in Jekyll with Tipue Search. No plugin necessary. Fully compatible with Github Pages.

The search index at tipuesearch/tipuesearch_content.js is generated with Liquid. The Tipue Search jQuery plugin uses Javascript to search the index and display a list of results.

View a live demo running on Github Pages. The code and configuration for the demo is in the gh-pages branch.


  1. Add the assets/tipuesearch folder and all contents to your site.

  2. Add the Tipue Search scripts & styles to your theme head. Some of these lines are optional, see the docs for info:

{% if page.tipue_search_active or layout.tipue_search_active %}
<link rel="stylesheet" href="{{ "/assets/tipuesearch/css/normalize.css" | relative_url }}">
<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.1.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="{{ "/assets/tipuesearch/tipuesearch_content.js" | relative_url }}"></script>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="{{ "/assets/tipuesearch/css/tipuesearch.css" | relative_url }}">
<script src="{{ "/assets/tipuesearch/tipuesearch_set.js" | relative_url }}"></script>
<script src="{{ "/assets/tipuesearch/tipuesearch.min.js" | relative_url }}"></script>
{% endif %}
  1. Add the Tipue Search search form, results display and script to your site. Use the example search page search.html for reference. Set tipue_search_active: true in the front-matter of every page or layout where you want to display search results. See the Tipue Search documentation for configuration of the search form and display of search results:
<form action="{{ page.url | relative_url }}">
  <div class="tipue_search_left"><img src="{{ "/assets/tipuesearch/search.png" | relative_url }}" class="tipue_search_icon"></div>
  <div class="tipue_search_right"><input type="text" name="q" id="tipue_search_input" pattern=".{3,}" title="At least 3 characters" required></div>
  <div style="clear: both;"></div>

<div id="tipue_search_content"></div>

$(document).ready(function() {


Refer to the Tipue Search documentation and browse the code to understand how Tipue Search works, and how to best integrate it into your site.

Including pages and collections

By default, only posts are included in the search index. Pages and collections are not included.

Add the following to _config.yml to include pages and collections. collections is an array containing a list of collections you want to include.

    pages: true
    collections: [apples, oranges]

Excluding from search index

Exclude single documents from the search index with a front-matter variable:

exclude_from_search: true

Exclude multiple files, tags or categories using a setting in _config.yml. files is an array containing a list of file paths to be excluded. tags and categories are arrays containing lists of tags and categories you want to exclude.

    files: [search.html, _apples/gragg.md, _oranges/valencia.md]
    tags: [tag1, tag2]
    categories: [category1, category2]