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Heading 1


Heading 2

More content.

Heading 3

Even more content.

Heading 4 w/ id

Even more more content.


Absolute link

Relative link

Path-based link (see sitebars.yml for mapping)

Support email with premade message

Liquid helper to be used inside html tags. Parsed the same way as other links


GET /api/v1/engines/{engine_id}/document_types/{document_type_id}/documents.json
POST /api/v1/public/engines/search?q={query}&engine_key={your engine key}
PUT /api/v1/public/engines/search?q={query}&engine_key={your engine key}
DELETE /api/v1/public/engines/search?q={query}&engine_key={your engine key}


Code Snippets:

Small code sample



<!-- Assume there are two type values in the search engine: "author_page" and "article" -->
<input type="radio" name="type" value="author_page" id="author_page">
<label for="author_page">Authors</label>

<input type="radio" name="type" value="articles" id="articles">
<label for="articles">Articles</label>

<script type="text/javascript">
var Swiftype = window.Swiftype || {};
Swiftype.searchFilterFields = function() {
  var selectedType = $("input[name=type]:radio:checked").val();

  return {'page': {'filters': {'type': selectedType}}};




class Post < ActiveRecord::Base
  validates_presence_of :title
  validates_presence_of :body

  attr_accessible :title, :body

Bash / Curl

curl -XGET '' \
  -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
  -d '{
        "q": "brothers"

curl -XGET '' \
  -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
  -d '{


Example - Specify a field weight for the title field
Swiftype.searchSearchFields = {
  // Notice that I have included all string and text fields in the list.
  // If I did not include one, it would not be searched
  "page": ["title^5", "sections", "info", "body"]

Example (curl)

Example - Get autocomplete suggestions from the books DocumentType for the prefix query "act"
curl -X GET ''

Example w/ response

Example - Use some of the search options.
curl -X GET ''
Example Response
  "records": {
    "books": [
        "title": "The Brothers Karamazov",
        "author": "Fyodor Dostoyevsky",
        "price": "14.95"
  "info": {
    "books": {
      "query": "brothers",
      "current_page": 1,
      "num_pages": 1,
      "per_page": 20,
      "total_result_count": 18,
      "facets": {}
  "errors": {}


Field Type Description
external_id enum For crawler based search engines, the hexidecimal MD5 digest of the normalized URL of the page.
updated_at date The date when the page was last indexed.
title string The title of the page taken from the <title> tag or the st:title meta tag.
url enum The URL of the page.
sections string Sections of the page (determined by <h1>, <h2>, and <h3> tags or the or the st:section
body text The text of the page
type enum The page type (set by the st:type meta tag.
image enum A URL for an image associated with the page (set by the st:image meta tag), used as a thumbnail in your search result listing if present.
published_at date The date the page was published. Specialized crawlers for content management systems like Tumblr may use this field, or it can be set with the st:published_at meta tag. If not specified, it defaults to the time when the page was crawled and so is not particularly useful for queries.
popularity integer The popularity score for a page. Specialized crawlers for content management systems like Tumblr may use this field, or it can be set with the st:popularity meta tag and used to change search result rankings with functional boosts. If not specified, the default value is 1.
info string Additional information about the page returned with the results (set by the st:info meta tag)

Images & YouTube:

Creating an engine


The Swiftype Crawler's User-agent is: Swiftbot.