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Thread began 4/27/2010 6:30 pm by peter348932 | Last modified 4/30/2010 7:07 pm by Jimmy Wu | 874 views | 7 replies |

peter348932

search on websites

is there a way to put a search function on the website pages to search the database from the users view?
so cusomter/clients can enter a word and search the pages fothe website? in Power CMS 1 or 2?

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Jimmy Wu

Yes, there is a built in search for PowerCMS 2 to search within what you have edited. It will do a search on the editable areas, not the entire page. So the search will only be done within the content that is added using PowerCMS.

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peter348932

yes thank you. I though it was possible but my question....
please can you then tell me HOW to add in the search code into the live website for custonmers to use? OR tell me where the guide is to do this>

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peter348932

how

Jimmy, its no good saying there is a search function without saying how and where.
can someone tell me how to use it?
the documnetation for CMS is very basic adn does not say how to use the search function.
I need to know what the code/form in php looks like to be ble to serach the content

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peter348932

I do not mean during the admin edit part - I mena how to add a search to the users pages so they can searchthe content
thanks

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Jimmy Wu

Ah, sorry, I misunderstood what you were looking for. The CMS is to manage your site pages, so you just add content to your pages. There is no functionality built in that would add search onto a front end page. We have a product called Search For BOSS that would allow you to add search to your site. Here is a link to the product page:
search-for-boss/

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peter348932

Oh - ok.
seems a shame since there is a search facility in the admin section and theat could be rehashed to work for the clients of the site.
never mind. - I've found an open source search tool that works even on documents on the site.
thanks for replying.

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Jimmy Wu

You could probably use a very similar search, but that isn't the purpose of a CMS, so that's why there isn't any way to add the search to one of the pages. Glad you were able to find something that works for you. If you run into any additional issues, feel free to open a new thread.

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