[Pro] Searching a php site

Anyone recommend any good search scripts or search services for a Freeway php site?


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If you want something thats cheap and cheerful you could always use Zoom Search.

http://www.wrensoft.com/zoom/

It works by indexing the website and then creating a sort of catalogue of the text I have used it on a site and it worked perfectly

If you go here you can see it working on a feeway built site
http://www.bestcustomsbrokercourse.com/searchpage.php

Type in something like education and it will search the complete site for that word and give you the links to them

Its not a bad simple system and it’s free for small sites too

Max


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Where is the data held? If it’s in a MySQL database, you can create a
search engine in about 20 lines of code. Let me know, and I’ll post a
snippet from one of my sites.

Walter

On Mar 20, 2009, at 11:48 AM, WebWorker wrote:

Anyone recommend any good search scripts or search services for a
Freeway php site?


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All the content is in the pages bar a few text includes here and there.

Sound like Max’s search tip might work. Its searching WebYeb Pages (text includes)

On 20 Mar 2009, 4:42 pm, max wrote:

If you want something thats cheap and cheerful you could always use Zoom Search.

Zoom Website Search Engine - Add search script to a website

It works by indexing the website and then creating a sort of catalogue of the text I have used it on a site and it worked perfectly

If you go here you can see it working on a feeway built site
http://www.bestcustomsbrokercourse.com/searchpage.php

Type in something like education and it will search the complete site for that word and give you the links to them

Its not a bad simple system and it’s free for small sites too

Max


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Yes I use something similar from Fluid Dynamics which indexes your site http://www.xav.com/scripts/search/

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And of course Tim Plumb has the DPS Google Search action http://www.freewayactions.com/product.php?id=027

I haven’t actually used it but it is certainly worth a look.

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OK - now I see that the DPS Google Search thing has gone and been replaced with http://code.google.com/apis/ajaxsearch/ - an Ajax search API

Maybe Tim will do an action for this one?


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Yes, I just need to find the time. If you still have an old Search API key the
action will still work and Google will still return search results for you.
Regards,
Tim.

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OK - now I see that the DPS Google Search thing has gone and been replaced
with http://code.google.com/apis/ajaxsearch/ - an Ajax search API

Maybe Tim will do an action for this one?


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The Zoom Search is download is a .exe file :frowning:

I need something that will search php outputted pages (an external search, but with a results page I can CSS style. (without a Google logo)

On 20 Mar 2009, 4:42 pm, max wrote:

If you want something thats cheap and cheerful you could always use Zoom Search.

Zoom Website Search Engine - Add search script to a website


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Zoom is a pc application, so I use parallels to run it the once. Then once its created the files it doesn’t actually need to be run again to work. The files it outputs are uploaded and these are the search database. There may be alternatives to this but I dont know of a mac version.
So if people do want to use this system then you do need either to either have access to a PC or are able to run a emulated version of windows on your mac.

All the best Max


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I found Sphider http://www.sphider.eu/ to Spider sites and put the resultd in a MySQL database

Only issue I found is that it can’t search its own website (or not on the servers we use, it won’t allow Curl) The way round this is to put Sphider locally and create the SQL database (or spider from another site), make the search and import the Database back to the original.

But I have found another problem…

Why would the search results have… £ see the A with umlaut character? Is the database encoding wrong? or the Freeway site its seeing the wrong encoding?

And advice or insight would be grateful.


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Doh…

The Default charset for the Sphider default search page was set differently to the Freeway. Case solved.

Sphider it quite interesting, you can spider other sites as well as your own. You could spider this site if you wanted for example, and display the search results in your own site.


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