This course covers the core skills required to extend, manage and maintain an existing Funnelback search. The course focuses on the maintenance and extension of an existing search collection and includes topics such as search result templates and basic feature configuration. This course is ideal for search managers, front-end developers, user interface and user experience professionals, and content strategists.

  • 1 day
  • $2,000 per day
  • Exam: not applicable
  • Training

Course overview

This course will use Funnelback Version 15.10.

Collections, profiles and front-end services
  • Introduction to Collections, profiles and front-end services
The administration interface and marketing dashboard
  • Overview of the administration interface
  • Overview of the marketing dashboard
Search templating
  • Template editor
  • Preview/live modes
  • Debug template errors
  • Search result customisation
  • Funnelback data model
  • Template structure
  • Freemarker Funnelback macros
  • Freemarker built-in functions
  • Additional templates
  • Web resources
Front-end services creation and management
  • Create a service
  • Set the service name and thumbnail
Curation tools
  • Configure best bets
  • Configure synonyms
  • Configure curator
  • Integrate auto-completion with a search box
  • Auto-completion web service
  • Simple and structured auto-completion
Related searches
  • Configure related searches (contextual navigation)
Display options
  • Configure the number of results per page
  • Summary mode
  • Metadata fields to display
  • Search result sorting
  • Understand how Funnelback uses metadata
  • Metadata classes and mapping
  • Splitting multi-value metadata fields
  • Metadata use in spelling and contextual navigation
  • External metadata
URL sets (generalised scopes)
  • Create scopes based on URL pattern matching
  • Create scopes based on a query
Search result filters (faceted navigation)
  • Understand the relationship between facets, facet categories and the source data
  • Configure facets based on metadata, url sets, url structure and date
Remote includes
  • Configure a template to use remote includes


Students should have experience reading and editing HTML, JavaScript and CSS.

There are no course pre-requisites.

Courses are regularly scheduled according to demand and are confirmed to run once minimum numbers have been met. Custom courses can be arranged if you require a specific date or custom content. You may also be eligible for a discount if you have several people for the same class. Talk to your Squiz Account Manager or use the form below to contact us about your training requirements.

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