Your Joomla search component uses plugins to control which parts of your Joomla site are searched, for example when visitors use your Search Module, or Smart Search Module.
You may choose to turn off some areas to improve performance or for other reasons that as an administrator you can determine and decide for whatever reason(s) you choose.
Many third party Joomla extensions have search plugins that extend where search takes place.
Joomla Search Component default setting is On for the following searchable areas of your website:
- News Feeds
In Joomla version 3.10.x Plugins are managed via the administrator area menu 'Extensions' tab.
You also have a 'Search' Component and a 'Smart Search' Component which works in conjunction with the corresponding plugin.