Instant Search with Twitter Bootstrap, Jekyll, JSON, and jQuery

Published May 12, 2014 • Updated May 10, 2017

By default, the Twitter Bootstrap Search Field will use Google to search your site. This default functionality works (assuming Google has indexed your site), but it forces you out of your website to the Google search results page. With some tweaks, the search field can be wired to do whatever you want. I wanted a search field that functioned like Google Instant Search with the following features:

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