need help with simple 'search this site' page

need help with simple 'search this site' page

Post by howmuchmor » Fri, 23 Jul 2004 00:11:44


Please help

I am new to Dreamweaver MX and have created a website but now need to create a
search page for visitors to be able to search on documents or words within
pages. I have gone through the help file and probably (knowing me) am missing
it, but I just keep getting help with searching through a db.

Can anybody help me please before I pull my hair out.

Thanks

Jackie
 
 
 

need help with simple 'search this site' page

Post by darre » Fri, 23 Jul 2004 00:18:23

> Can anybody help me please before I pull my hair out.

Searching requires software. There needs to be a program somewhere that
indexes the content and then searches through the text.

Typically, this is done through a database.

If you don't have a database storing your web content, then you need a tool
that can read through your static HTML pages and make an index that you can
then search against. If you are running on Windows, there's a rudimentary
tool called Index Server that can do that for you. You then write code
(typically ASP) that calls the Index Server and returns a search result for
you.

All that said, it sounds like you might not have realized it was going to be
that involved.

I'd perhaps suggest that you use an externally hosted solution like Atomz or
Google to search your site for you.

-Darrel

 
 
 

need help with simple 'search this site' page

Post by Percival P » Fri, 23 Jul 2004 00:30:36

Try www.freefind.com

PP
 
 
 

need help with simple 'search this site' page

Post by Mad Do » Fri, 23 Jul 2004 01:23:25

Check out Google's free site search at http://www.yqcomputer.com/

MD
 
 
 

need help with simple 'search this site' page

Post by Murray *TM » Fri, 23 Jul 2004 01:25:46

Or atomz, http://www.yqcomputer.com/

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