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Whatever happened to the "Custom code Insert" option?

 7:48 am on Jul 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

A few years ago, I installed the Google Search code as described here [webmasterworld.com]

I had noticed quite some time ago that the search boxes no longer showed, but never got around to finding out why...

This morning I decided to add the code again, but noticed that the option 'Custom code Insert' is no longer available in System Preferences. I assume it has been disabled (and not moved) and am curious as to why.

I've searched around for this but cannot find any discussions on it... maybe 'cause my search box is gone ;)... (just kidding I still know how to use the site:webmasterworld.com option in G)



 11:46 am on Jul 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

Ya, went away as we are working on some stuff for the next version of the software. I don't know if it will make a reintroduction - any time soon. (sorry)


 2:53 am on Aug 3, 2009 (gmt 0)

Any ETA for the new version rollout?


 4:21 am on Sep 5, 2009 (gmt 0)

A few years ago, there was thread with the code to add WebmasterWorld to the dropdown selection in 'Manage search engines". Worked perfectly, but I lost it in an upgrade. Does anybody have that code or know how to work it up? Same as site:wwwmasterworld, but quicker to pull the site out of the dropdown. I loved it, but was never able to find the code or installation instructions again.


 7:01 am on Sep 5, 2009 (gmt 0)

Was that a thread of mine [webmasterworld.com]? That's no longer applicable as that code functionality was removed from the system. You'll have to wait until the next version for that if ever.

[edited by: bill at 2:13 pm (utc) on Sep. 5, 2009]


 8:44 am on Sep 5, 2009 (gmt 0)

you can create a firefox bookmark to do something like this.
not sure if there is a similar capability in other browsers.
go to the organize bookmarks dialog and create a new bookmark.
enter the following for Location:
and enter the following for Keyword:

now you can enter the following in your address bar to search for "foo" on webmasterworld:
ww foo


 3:18 pm on Sep 5, 2009 (gmt 0)

If you use Firefox, I wrote an OpenSearch plugin to create a custom search engine for WebmasterWorld for the Firefox search bar - you can get it via the link in my profile.

I would welcome input from anyone with experience of creating these plugins who can improve the quality of my effort by making it work properly in IE - but then again, what self-respecting webmaster uses IE anyway? ;)


 5:25 pm on Sep 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

bill - No, it wasn't yours, though am familiar with that thread.

Want to say that I recall it was a woman who coded it up.?

encylo - That's exactly what she(?) had done; created a plugin to add to the search engine list. Have installed and look forward to using. Thanks.

Lost it in an update, and have never been able to find the source again. This should do very nicely. Much better than having to do the whole site: deal all the time. I delete most of the default selections that they put up in the search engine list. The choices of sites that one can add through 'Manage Search Engines' is almost endless - but ends without a WebmasterWorld option.

What would really be nice is a tool for anyone to create one for any site. Can the base code be that much different from one to another? I would think that selecting a few 'options' would allow a user to create one for any site.? Sort of a site search engine generator.


 2:22 am on Sep 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

I don't use it, but doesn't the Google Toolbar have that function? I guess it only works on the site you're visiting for site search.

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