Wagtail provides a comprehensive and extensible search interface. In addition, it provides ways to promote search results through “Editor’s Picks”. Wagtail also collects simple statistics on queries made through the search interface.
To make objects searchable, they firstly need to be added to the search index. This involves configuring the models/fields that you would like to index (this is done for you for Pages, Images and Documents) and then actually inserting them into the index.
See Updating the index for information on how to keep the objects in your search index in sync with the objects in your database.
If you have created some extra fields in a subclass of
Image, you may want to add these new fields to the search index too so a users search query will match on their content. See Indexing extra fields.
If you have a custom model which doesn’t derive from
Image that you would like to make searchable, see Indexing custom models.
Wagtail provides an API for performing search queries on your models. You can also perform search queries on Django QuerySets.