Introduction | Yext Hitchhikers Platform


Facets allow the end user to refine the search results using various attributes of your content. They are viewable “post-search”, since they’re dependent on the search query.

In this guide, we’ll walk through how to set up numerical facets. We’ll cover options for implementing in both the Hitchhikers Theme and Search UI React.

To learn more about facets, check out the Facets and Filters (Backend) unit.

Implementing Facets

At a high level, there are three parts to implementing facets:

  • Content:
    • Make sure there are fields for the content you want to enable facets on and that they are populated. Check out the Searchable Fields Best Practices reference doc for more tips on choosing which fields to use.
  • Search backend:
  • Search frontend: Add facets to your frontend. Check out the following resources based on which frontend method you’re using:

We’ll go into more detail on each of these steps.