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Creating a "site search" facility What do I need to do to create a search facility on a site? delvsie
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?
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.
Cheers Jim. I will search Google this very minute! wruk999
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 ;)
wruk999 <edit>typo corrected</edit> buckworks
I've been very pleased with Atomz. It's free for sites up to 500 pages. sun818
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.
See also [ ...] webmasterworld.com