SharePoint 2013 and OpenSearch – Search twitter, Facebook, wikipedia etc all in one page

Posted by on Jan 15, 2013 | 1 comment

SharePoint 2013 and OpenSearch – Search twitter, Facebook, wikipedia etc all in one page

In this post will show you how you can search twitter, Facebook, wikipedia etc. all in one page in SharePoint 2013 by using/configuring OpenSearch Result Source types.

For your reference following are some OpenSearch Urls which can be configured in SP13 for search

TitleUrlComments
WikiPediahttp://search.live.com/results.aspx?q={searchTerms}+site%3awikipedia.org&format=rssusing live.com
Facebookhttp://search.live.com/results.aspx?q={searchTerms}+site%3afacebook.com&format=rssusing live.com
YouTubehttp://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/base/videos/-/{searchTerms}?alt=rss&client=ytapi-youtube-rss-redirect&v=2&orderby=published
Amazonhttp://www.amazon.com/rss/tag/{searchTerms}/new?length=100
Flickrhttp://api.flickr.com/services/feeds/photos_public.gne?tags={searchTerms}&lang=en-us&format=rss_200
Britannicahttp://www.britannica.com/opensearch?ct=eb&start=0&count=20&query={searchTerms}
Twitterhttp://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q={searchTerms}

Configuration steps are simple

1. Go to Site Settings -> Result Sources  or Search Application -> Result Sources( if you want to configure these result sources at SA level)

2. Add new source and configure the url (refer the table or any OpenSearch source url);

3. Add Search Result web part in the page and configure it to get query the source configured in Step 2.

Have created video to demo this. Hope you like it.

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