Installing a Search facility on a WebYep site

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Russ Sargeant
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Installing a Search facility on a WebYep site

Post by Russ Sargeant » Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:17 pm

Hi,

If I installed a search script on my site, would I be able to search the WebYep content items :?:

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Post by johannes » Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:20 pm

That depends in the search script.
If the script scans the files on the server disk, then no.
If it scans the website by accessing it like a visitor via HTTP, then yes.

So the most important point is to use a search script/engine that does not read the files of the website but instead access the website via HTTP, like an ordinary visitor does. It _can_ do this from the host, your website is running on, but also from some other host.

If you're brave, have full access (ssh) to your server and a little Unix knowledge, you might want to use "ht://Dig", a fully featured search engine:
http://www.htdig.org/

But you can also use some hosted service, like one of these:

http://www.atomz.com/
http://www.freefind.com/
http://fusionbot.com/
http://www.master.com/

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Re: Installing a Search facility on a WebYep site

Post by JollyAnt » Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:15 am

Thanks for the links Johannes. I found it very useful as I was looking for a good host. Thank you!

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Re: Installing a Search facility on a WebYep site

Post by Max » Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:24 am

Just to add another system to the list which you can use with webyep, is zoom-search you can find it here: http://www.wrensoft.com/zoom/index.html
This is not a hosted system but works of your server there no server-side setup either so should be easier than htdig.. all you do is index the site using the zoom search software, and upload the index file that it produces. What happens is the search facility uses this file to locate the individual words phrases etc.
The only draw back is if you if plan on updating the webyep items often then you will need to index the site at regular intervals to incorporate the new text and the software is pc only though I have run it through Parallels on a mac with no problems.
There is a free version as well so you can test it out to see if it suites your needs. I have used it in the past and thought it pretty good

all the best max

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Re: Installing a Search facility on a WebYep site

Post by JanSmoot » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:52 pm

Has anyone actually implemented a search function using WebYep? How did you do it? Thanks. Jan

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Re: Installing a Search facility on a WebYep site

Post by Max » Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:20 pm

Hi Jan yes I have implemented wrensoft and its done by building the site populating the web-yep items and then running the wrensoft software which then catalogues the site including the web-yep text

all the best max

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Re: Installing a Search facility on a WebYep site

Post by JanSmoot » Wed Oct 13, 2010 5:55 am

Max - Can you be more specific? Not sure I understand how just indexing the webyep data would return the correct html page? Believe me, I would like this to be simple and rather painless! There is nothing to integrate into Freeway? Thanks Jan

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Re: Installing a Search facility on a WebYep site

Post by manfred » Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:03 pm

jansmooth, there is a detailed user guide available. maybe this will help you further: http://www.wrensoft.com/zoom/usersguide.html

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Re: Installing a Search facility on a WebYep site

Post by Max » Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:04 am

Hi Jan
The link/pdf that Manfred posted is what I used to work out what to do, but generally you need to populate the site first and then you use wrensofts own software (pc only although I used it via parallels) to scan and catalogue the site for all the words used.... then it generates a document which contains all the text and finally this is uploaded via ftp to your site were the search facility (which I copied from wren soft) is able to view and use it
you need to do this at regular intervals if your site changes a lot
here is a working example where I have used it in conjunction with web yep

http://www.bestcustomsbrokercourse.com/searchpage.php

if you type in something like test in the search field it will find the relevant words on each page

all the best max

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Re: Installing a Search facility on a WebYep site

Post by Max » Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:56 am

I have recently come across another search facility that also works with webyep items and webyep generated pages
its called : PHP Search Engine
http://codecanyon.net/item/php-search-e ... ref=hsteam

from the tests I have done it seems to work fine with webyep content. It also creates daily updated catalogues of the sites contents which makes it a more automated system than wrensofts search facility. Its not a free script but at $8 it seems very fair to me.

Kind regards Max

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