About configuring the Refinement Web Part

The Refinement Web Part filters search results from a Search Results Web Part into categories to help users narrow search results to what they are looking for. You configure properties for the Refinement Web Part in the Refinement Web Part tool pane. These properties include settings for the following:

  • Which Search Results Web Part to filter search results from

  • The refiners to use in the Refinement Web Part

  • The appearance, layout, and behavior of the Refinement Web Part

To add a Refinement Web Part

  1. Verify that the user account that is performing this procedure is a member of the Designers group.

  2. On the search results page, click Settings, and then click Edit Page. The search results page opens in Edit mode.

  3. Click Add a Web Part.

  4. In the Categories group under the ribbon, click Search.

  5. In the Parts group under the ribbon, click Refinement.

  6. Click Add.

To configure the properties of a Refinement Web Part

  1. Verify that the user account that is performing this procedure is a member of the Designers group.

  2. On the search results page, click Settings, and then click Edit Page. The search results page opens in Edit mode.

  3. In the Refinement Web Part, move the mouse pointer to the right of the title of the Web Part, click the arrow, and then click Edit Web Part on the menu. The Refinement Web Part tool pane opens under the ribbon at the top right of the page.

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