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Placement of "search form"

Thread began 11/22/2009 8:04 pm by WilliFixit | Last modified 12/29/2009 1:05 pm by Jimmy Wu | 1967 views | 5 replies |

WilliFixit

Placement of "search form"

I want to have the search show up on all pages, like Webassist does on its main site.

Ideally I would like to put this into the template used for the site. Is this possible?

And if so, when I "add form data" (as explained on the page 2 of the getting started PDF) where would I browse "to the page that contains the search form" as explained on page 3--if that search form is on all pages in the site?

thanks,

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Jimmy Wu

There shouldn't be any problems adding the Search for BOSS form to a template as long as the pages that are applied to are all on the same level.

You will have to add the form bindings for each of the pages you've applied the search field to and add a new Search for BOSS results functionality for that page.

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WilliFixit

Originally Said By: Jimmy Wu
  There shouldn't be any problems adding the Search for BOSS form to a template as long as the pages that are applied to are all on the same level.  



I only have one template that applies to all pages on the site, but the pages are on different "levels" in the SiteAssist Pro hierarchy. Is that what you mean by "all on the same level"?

Originally Said By: Jimmy Wu
  You will have to add the form bindings for each of the pages you've applied the search field to and add a new Search for BOSS results functionality for that page.  



How do I add a "binding" (sorry, new to this stuff) and by adding it to each page do you mean that I will have to manually go through every page (that the template is based on) and manually do something? That's over 80 pages. Isn't that what a template saves you from doing--manually doing things over and over!?!?

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Jimmy Wu

Yes, the form action (page 2 from the wizard) will be different if you're on a different hierarchy level within the site, since the path to the results page will be different.

My apologies, I just checked and you will only need to apply the Search for BOSS once on the search results page if you have the search forms with the same name on each of the pages its applied to. Adding the bindings is the add form data step that you were asking questions about. You can choose one of your pages to do this with and it should work fine.

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WilliFixit

Originally Said By: Jimmy Wu
  Yes, the form action (page 2 from the wizard) will be different if you're on a different hierarchy level within the site, since the path to the results page will be different.  



Just a note. Since I did not want to deal with changing ALL the different level pages, I tried using the full URL (searchpage.php) as the location for the results page. Inserted on the site's template page, this allowed one change that affects all other pages based on the template, regardless of where they are in the site hierarchy (and doesn't require that I change pages based on the hierarchy level.)

Hope that helps someone else too! :)

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Jimmy Wu

Thanks for letting us know. I'm sure it will be helpful to other users as well.

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