The search is returning too many results and repeating the same result entries more then once.

I have a second collection set up almost exactly the same which doesn't do this.

Any idea what is going on? Thanks for looking.

Search box code

  {exp:low_search:form result_page="publications/pub_results"}
       <input type="search" name="keywords" id="keywords"/>
       <button type="submit">Search Publications</button>

Results page code (with mark up simplified)

    {exp:low_search:results query="{segment_3}" limit="10" collection="publications_c" search_mode="auto"}
  {if count ==  1}


              <h4 style="margin-left:12px; margin-bottom:0px; margin-top:0px; padding-top:0px;"><a href="{url_title}">{full_title}.</a></h4> 


             {if count == total_results}</ol>{/if}
                {if no_results}<p>No search results. Check your spelling or try a different search term.</p>{/if}

1 Answer 1


To quote the docs:

[P]arameters can be applied in two ways: as input fields in a Form, or as hard-coded parameters in the Results or URL tag.

That means the Form tag doesn't accept any filter parameters, like collection and search_mode, which are part of the Keywords filter. So try moving those parameters to the Results tag instead.

Also, the parameter name is not a valid on the Form tag. If you're trying to set an html attribute to the form-tag, use form_name instead.

Edit: After investigation, it turned out the Results tag was nested inside a channel:entries tag, and the code inside the Results tag was wrapped inside a {if count == 1} conditional. The problem was solved after these issues were addressed.

  • I updated the <form? tags etc. I still getting same sort of results. What might you suggest? Do you know is there a current beginners tutorial with examples out there perhaps. Feeling a bit lost. Thanks!!
    – Eric
    Jan 28, 2015 at 0:26
  • updated the question above
    – Eric
    Jan 28, 2015 at 0:53
  • If the updated code is giving you unexpected results, please submit a support request over at the official Low support forums, along with version info and template debugger output.
    – Low
    Jan 28, 2015 at 7:58

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