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W3S Google Custom Search

This project was started since Google has announced that they will discontinue their Site Search service as of april 2018. As an alternative this plugin for Umbraco utilizes the Google Custom Search API to retrieve search results and display them on a page.

After installation make sure to follow the readme that's available via the GCS section navigation.


  • File type filter to search through specific file types such as PDF or .docx.
  • Restrict search results to be shown only after a given date.
  • Exclude nodes from the node tree from the results.
  • 3 loader types: button, pagination, infinite scroll.
  • Customize number of results per page.
  • Statistics page with top queries, spelling corrections, clicks by a given period.
This plugin-in is also suitable for multi domain umbraco installations.

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version 1.1.4

NuGet install instructions for Umbraco 7.0.0-7.14.0

Install-Package W3S-GCS

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Package Compatibility

This package is compatible with the following versions as reported by community members who have downloaded this package:
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Version 11.0.x (untested)
Version 10.2.x (untested)
Version 10.1.x (untested)
Version 10.0.x (untested)
Version 9.5.x (untested)
Version 9.4.x (untested)
Version 9.3.x (untested)
Version 9.2.x (untested)
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Previously reported to work on versions: 7.14.x, 7.13.x, 7.12.x, 7.11.x, 7.10.x, 7.9.x, 7.8.x, 7.7.x, 7.6.x

Package Information

  • Package owner: Tom
  • Contributors: W3S
  • Created: 15/05/2018
  • Current version 1.1.4
  • .NET version 4.5.2
  • License MIT
  • Downloads on Our: 1.9K