Since the Code Editor utilizes the Search API under the hood, please also check the Search API FAQ

Share search templates code between multiple accounts

The functionality enables the sharing of a single instance of search templates across multiple dashboard accounts through linking. This feature proves particularly advantageous in scenarios where there are multiple websites with identical or similar characteristics that necessitate the creation of multiple dashboard accounts (such as supporting multiple languages or environments).

To link multiple accounts contact support!

How to implement some differences between websites?

Even if multiple websites share the same search templates code, we can easily have different logic based on website host or language (or other criteria).

function detectWebsite() {
    if (location.hostname === 'de.website.com') {
        return 'de'
    } else if (document.documentElement.lang === 'de') {
        return 'de'
    return 'en'

const helloText = {
    de: 'Hallo',
    en: 'Hello'

Different CSS between websites

Since it's not possible to target CSS rules by domain, it's recommended to add a special class to the page body and use it to target CSS rules.

Example JS

}).then(() => {
    if (location.hostname === 'de.website.com') {

Example CSS:

.nosto-search-de .my-title {
    color: black;

Show specific SKU when searching by SKU color or ID

By default, the search indexes all SKUs as a single product. Therefore, even when searching by a specific SKU attribute (like SKU color or ID), the search will return the main product along with all SKUs.

However, because the search returns all SKUs, SKU selection logic can be implemented on the frontend side. This is achieved by checking each SKU to see if it contains text from the search query.


These is an example on how to implement SKU selection:

function getSku(query, product) {
    const words = query.toLowerCase().split(/\s+/)

    return product?.skus?.find((sku) => {
        // If the query is a SKU ID, return the SKU
        if (sku.id == query) {
            return true
        const color = sku?.customFields?.color?.toLowerCase()?.split(/\s+/)

        return words.some((word) => color.includes(word))

export default ({ product }) => {
    const { query: { query }} = useAppState()
    const sku = getSku(query, product)

    return <a href={sku?.url || product.url}>
        <img src={sku?.imageUrl || product.imageUrl}/>

        {sku?.name || product.name}

Use more than 100 facet values

By default, the search API returns 100 values for each facet, and it's not possible to control that limit in the dashboard. However, it is possible to override the facet configuration directly from the code.

Get facet ID from the dashboard

The first step is to know the facet ID of the facet you want to overwrite. The facet ID is stored in the dashboard URL. For example, if you open the facet in the facet manager, the URL should be https://my.nosto.com/admin/shopify-123/search/settings/facetManager/6406df867f8beb629fc0dfb9. This means the facet ID is 6406df867f8beb629fc0dfb9.

Override facet settings

Once the ID is known, it's possible to override any facet setting by specifying overwrite properties in the customFacets parameter:

    serpQuery: {
        products: {
            customFacets: [
                    "id": "6406df867f8beb629fc0dfb9",
                    "size": 10


Although search engines can understand some JavaScript-rendered code, they often miss search templates. The reason for this is that the rendering of search templates is delayed in order not to hinder the page loading speed.

However, it's still possible to achieve great SEO results while using the code editor:

  • Category pages - Ensure that the category page already returns the correct meta tags and page title according to SEO recommendations, they bring the biggest impact to the SEO. In category page search templates render only products, so it doesn't significantly impact SEO. Most search engines support structured data (the category page backend should generate these tags using original products). However it does not have any big impact to the SEO. Furthermore, search engines may not favor the discrepancy between structured data and the actual rendered products (cause search engine will see either empty page with loader or nosto search results that are different compared to original).

  • Search pages - Most search engines don't index search pages, so no optimizations are needed.

If you still have concerns regarding SEO, please consider using API integration.

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