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Creating a "site search" facility
What do I need to do to create a search facility on a site?
delvsie




msg:965514
 8:43 pm on Apr 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hi, I was wondering if anyone could help me. I am currently building a website that requires a facility to search the site and return the relevant pages within the site.

Can anyone give me some guidance on what it is I need to do?

Thanks, Delvsie
:)

 

jimbeetle




msg:965515
 8:56 pm on Apr 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hi delvsie,

Welcome to WW,

Depending on your requirements there's a bunch of scripts available that will do the job. Many are free, some have a small fee and others are full-priced application packages.

Do a search on Google for search engine script and you'll come up with a host of possibilities. Any of the questions you might have on installing or using any of them can be answered by many of the folks here on WW.

Jim

delvsie




msg:965516
 8:58 pm on Apr 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

Cheers Jim. I will search Google this very minute!

wruk999




msg:965517
 9:00 pm on Apr 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hi delvsie,

As a first port-of-call, take a look around hotsripts.com, and if you are on a unix platform, then Perl or PHP will be your best bet.

I have not used it myself, but ht//dig is supposedly very good aswell.

There have been multiple topics here about ht//dig before, so many of your questions will be answerable by reading these posts. if not, just ask ;)

Regards,
wruk999

<edit>typo corrected</edit>

buckworks




msg:965518
 9:09 pm on Apr 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

I've been very pleased with Atomz. It's free for sites up to 500 pages.

sun818




msg:965519
 9:10 pm on Apr 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

hey Delvsie, depending on your requirements - you have two options: 1) on-site search 2) remotely hosted site search

On-site search consists of the scripts that you host on your web site. WebmasterWorld's site search usesa mod of FDSE [xav.com].

You can find a list of hosted search [directory.google.com] services here. The service has limits on the number of pages or the serving of ads in exchange for site search.

The advantage of on-site search is that you can customize the layout to your liking. Remote search is easy to setup and does not utilize your server space.

ShawnR




msg:965520
 11:27 pm on Apr 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

See also [webmasterworld.com...]

Shawn

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