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Gift Registry Search Widget

The Widget tool can be used to place a gift registry quick search box anywhere in your store. You can specify which search options are available to customers, including: name, email address, and gift registry ID.

Gift Registry Search Widget

After clicking the Search button, the customer is provided with the search results on the Gift Registry Search page. If the search returns no results, the customer can try searching again by using the search options on the page. To learn more, see: Widgets.

To add a gift registry search widget:

1. On the Admin menu, select CMS > Widgets. Then in the upper-right corner, click the Add New Widget Instance button.
2. In the Settings section, do the following:

Widget Settings
a. Set Type to “Gift Registry Search.”
b. Set Design Package/Theme to the theme that is used by the store.
c. Click the Continue button.
3. In the Frontend Properties section, do the following:

Frontend Properties
a. In the Widget Instance Title field, enter a name to identify the widget internally.
b. Set Assign to Store Views to the store views where you want the widget to be available.
c. Set Sort Order to the sequence in which this widget appears when it appears in the same location as other widgets.
4. In the Layout Updates section below, click the Add Layout Update button. To specify where the Gift Registry Search appears in the store, do the following:

Layout Updates
a. Set Display On to the pages in your store where you want the widget to appear.
b. If applicable, select the Categories where you want the widget to appear.
c. Set Block Reference to the page layout block where you want to place the widget.
5. In the panel on the left, select Widget Options. To specify how visitors to your site can search for gift registries, select as many of the following that apply:
  • All Forms
  • Recipient Name Search
  • Recipient Email Search
  • Gift Registry ID Search

Widget Options
6. When complete, click the Save button.
7. When prompted to refresh the page cache, click the link in the message at the top of the workspace and follow the instructions.
  • Field Descriptions





    Identifies “Gift Registry Search” as the widget type.

    Design Package/Theme

    The theme that is used by the store where the widget is to be used.

    Frontend Properties

    Widget Instance Title

    The name of the widget to be used for internal reference.

    Assign to Store Views

    Identifies the store views where the widget is to be available.

    Sort Order

    Order in which widget should appear, relative to other elements in the block in which it appears.

    Layout Updates

    Display On

    Indicate the specific pages or the types of pages on which the gift registry search widget should appear.


    If applicable, identifies the category pages where the widget will appear.

    Block Reference

    Indicates the page layout block where the widget will be placed. The options vary by template and theme.

    Widget Options

    Quick Search Form Types

    Specifies the parameters that are included in the gift registry quick search box. Options include:

    All Forms

    Recipient Name Search

    Recipient Email Search

    Gift Registry ID Search