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> I am trying to put a search box on my website and need help please.
bonitabelle
post Jan 5 2007, 10:06 AM
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I am trying to find a way to put a search box on my website. I want people to be able to search the website itself and not the entire internet. I am really new at all this and really confused. I have taught myself HTML and know nothing about scripts. Can someone please help me.
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pandy
post Jan 5 2007, 10:30 AM
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If your site is indexed by search engine you could use the free site search most of them offer. For instant these:
http://www.google.com/searchcode.html
http://gigablast.com/sitesearch.html

You could use a hosted service like these:
http://hotscripts.com/Remotely_Hosted/Sear...arch/index.html

Or, you could run a script on your own server. You can find such script at http://hotscipts.com too. Another option is to do the indexing from your local machine. Zoom is a nice program, free for smaller sites. You'll still need access to a server side programming language to display the results.
http://www.wrensoft.com/zoom/
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I think I'm wrong about that last thing. Zoom has a JavaScript solution too. But that doesn't sound like something recommendable.
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post Jan 5 2007, 11:11 AM
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The one I use

Assumes you have CGI access and that perl is installed. It also installs the script remotely for you if you answer a couple of questions for it (account username/password) which saves you from installing it yourself.

I've used it for several years and have no issues with it.
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John Pozadzides
post Jan 5 2007, 12:04 PM
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I think that for a complete beginner the best option is to implement the free Google search Pandy referenced. It includes a function called Site Search which limits the results to a search of just your site.

John
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