The Sitecore PowerShell Extensions is an amazing tool every Sitecore developer should learn to use. I recently started playing with it, my first goal being to find a solution to the popular request: automate adding a Coveo search box in a page.
In under 2 hours, I learned the basics and wrote this script to add a Coveo search box in the presentation details of an item.
The script sample is using the Web Forms Launch Sitecore demo. I included the MVC renderings equivalents in the comments. I slightly modified the demo to replace the original search box in the header by a search-box placeholder.
The script is configured to add the search box and its required resources sublayouts in the __Standard Values item of the Home template. It requires a datasource item for the search box parameters to reuse the same parameters for all the search boxes added in different items.
In the future, I would like it to accept parameters and adding the Coveo search box in multiple items at once. I will update the script as I continue to learn the possibilities of the Sitecore PowerShell Extensions module.