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Can't search for Elections Stats assets

David Marsters 4 years ago in BLOX CMS • updated by apuoles.g.44 kaunas 1 month ago 2
Unless I'm missing something, it seems to me that a user can't successfully find anything created in the Elections Stats app with a search on our website, because the search asset types don't include the Elections Stats asset types. (And by virtue of this, you can't create any custom search blocks that target Election Stats assets). I've tested this several ways and never been able to hit upon an Election Stats asset in a search. For example, if you search for "John Doe", you'll be able to find articles he was mentioned in, but never his candidate asset or the race asset he's included in. This seems like a huge oversight, because users are going to be searching for candidates by name. We're displaying all the candidates on our elections pages, of course, but the reality of how people use news sites is that they're going to search by name before clicking through to that page and scrolling down to find who they're looking for.
Including Sports Stats search results in site search results would also be great--similar to how it works for calendar, businesses and classifieds in "mega search."