Custom Search Frontend Options

Create a customised look and feel for your search engine, while still using Yext's powerful Search algorithms. You have several options for building your own frontend including Search Headless React, the Search Core SDK (a wrapper for the Search API) and the Search API. Your choice of method depends on your preferred level of customisation and flexibility in the build process. All of these allow you to build a custom frontend search experience that delivers direct answers to your end-user and perfectly matches the user experience of your website.
Search Headless React
Search Headless React provides a set of tools for building custom Search frontend experiences. The Search Headless React library incorporates the business logic needed to power a search experience, plus a series of React bindings that make it easier to create a search experience in React.
Learn more
Search Core
A TypeScript wrapper around the Search API that offers the complete UI flexibility of using an API but does not require construction of network requests. The Search Core is a good option for you if you are looking to build Search without a search bar or want to use Search in a different framework (e.g. React, Vue or Angular).
Learn more
Search API
Build directly on top of the Search REST API if you want to configure your frontend completely from scratch, or if you want to use Search for a completely separate use case. The Search API is a good option for you if you are looking for complete flexibility, or want to build Search into a chatbot, build Search outside of web apps or use Search in a non-JavaScript language.
Learn more
Component Customisation
Build custom Search components that have the same power as built-in components. For example, if you wanted to create a template that displays the updated results count upon each new search, this could be configured easily following our documentation. This customisation allows developers to create user experiences that fit their exact vision.
Flexible Experience Configuring and Hosting
Access the components of our SDKs while building Search in your own platform; seamlessly combine any other libraries you use; and host Search directly on your own domain. This gives you the flexibility to create a world-class user experience using any tools and resources that drive efficiency for your brand.
Styling Flexibility
When you use our SDKs, you can upload your own style sheet and take advantage of the complete flexibility to style and layout the experience however you choose. This way, your experience is in line with your branding right from the start.
Documentation
Detailed documentation and resources that explain the core concepts of building a Search experience and provide instructions for adding components and advanced functionality. Additional support can be found in the Hitchhikers community, where you can learn from existing materials or ask the experts for assistance.

Want to become a Yext Expert?

Join Hitchhikers, the new Yext training platform and community, to test your knowledge, earn badges and engage with the experts.
Create your free account

One Platform. Unlimited Solutions.

Delight customers and drive revenue.

Transform site visitors into customers and learn more about what matters most to them with a dynamic AI site search on your website.
Learn More
Capture and convert more local business with location listings. Turn maps, GPS apps and local directories into your best marketing channel.
Learn More
Your online reputation can win or lose you business. Generate, manage and respond to reviews at scale with Reputation Management from Yext.
Learn More
Learn More

Empower customers and agents to self-serve.

Enable customers to find instant answers to their support questions via FAQs, guides, tutorials, videos, ebooks, manuals, and more
Learn More
Decrease case creation by recommending related content based on the issue being raised - right within the case submission form.
Learn More
Empower agents to drive faster case resolution as they troubleshoot customer issues at scale.
Learn More
Answer your customers’ questions before they even reach your help site by improving your ranking and presence in search.
Learn More
A “digital concierge” for your web, mobile, and desktop apps that expands into a Yext search experience when clicked.
Learn More
Learn More

Supercharge discovery and conversion.

Connect customers with relevant products, services and experiences from search to checkout.
Learn More
Yext Pages has powerful tools to let you confidently launch, manage and scale your business, by building stunning detailed product pages that capture high-intent traffic.
Learn More
Create an in-person sales experience online that available 24/7. Guide your customers towards the right products or services that align with their individual needs.
Learn More
Make it easier for customers to find your products by connecting your physical and digital storefront.
Learn More
Tailor product data in bulk to easily update information wherever customers shop your inventory.
Learn More
Effectively manage all of your product data in one place and easily share details to third-party marketplaces.
Learn More
Build shopping excitement and trust that fosters more purchases.
Learn More
Turn each interaction into a long-lasting relationship by connecting better with shoppers at every step of their customer journey
Learn More
Learn More

Boost employee productivity and satisfaction.

Employees need company information to do their jobs. Make it easy, fast and fun to find with AI-powered workplace search solutions from Yext.
Learn More

Build a world-class search experience.

Build on the Yext platform for a fully custom AI search experience — fast. With SDKs, APIs, and robust documentation, the Yext Answers platform provides the building blocks to create a bespoke search experience.
Learn More

Don't want to invest in developer resources? You can still use our out-of-the-box solution.