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Adding a Search Feature to my site

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Hello All,

Help...I am completely clueless with this one and don't know where to start.

I would like to add a Search Feature to my website, a type of form or field where the visitor enters keywords and it searches the site, but I am clueless as to what steps to take. Can anyone give me any ideas, or point me to good tutorials. What should I use to create this...HTML, DHTML, JavaScript etc..?? Do I need CGI? I'm using Frontpage2000 and Adobe GoLive, is there anything built in to accomplish this? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanx
Jovix

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Go to http://searchenginewatch.com/  From there you can get software and engines for your pages.
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I think that you must start from another and. If you are intrested in learning wisit www.ewebcity.com 
They give you the space on server and you can also use sql-server. They have code library with toutorials and links to the best sites "code is plug an play"... Try it!

Good luck

P.S.: This is the MS side of the web - asp pages...
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hi Jovix, well there is so much info out there but this site in general for anything web based is fantastic, there is an article/tutorial for adding search to your site try this one...
http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/00/09/index2a.html
 they have a nice feature were you can go to a prinable version of the article for easy printing off and then following.... anyway, don't be scared to read, most things are really easy if you aren't lazy and are will to read a heap...

cheers wozza
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If you are using Frontpage 2000,have set up your site as a Web, and are using a web server with Front Page extentions enabled, a search feature can be very easilly added!  It's included with Frontpage actually.

Here's the deal.  If you created a Web (File -> New -> Web) in Front Page and the web server has emabled Front Page's Extention sets, you can use some of the prepackaged features contained in Front Page.  If you don't know if your server has Front Page Extentions enabled, you can test this by using the Publish feature included with Frontpage.  If it gives you an error message that the web server doesn't, then the built in features won't work.

Let's assume that you're hosting on a local box or on a box with NT and they've got extentions installed... Here's how you use the Search Feature built into Frontpage:

1> Create a blank page that follows the layout of your site. (Or load up the page where you want the search feature to be)
2> Place your cursor in the spot where you want your Search field to be, then simply insert the search form (Insert -> Component -> Search Form)
3> A box will pop up to help you set up the search page the way you want it.  It's pretty self-explanatory, but there is more help in FP's help files if you need it.

The reason you have to be using the FrontPage Web feature is this:  Frontpage automatically generates a list of all words used in your pages when they are included on a Web.  That's what it searches.  Pretty nifty, eh?

If your server has FP Extentions enabled but you haven't set up your site as a Web (eg, you have just been using FP to edit the files), you can do the following:

1> Open FP and create a New Web (File -> New -> Web)
2> Use the Import Web Wizard that is available and import your site into FrontPage.

That's it!  Then you can use the search feature built in to Front Page!

Good Luck!
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resource.nu offers indexing of your site.  For example, the local school district site is at:
http://209.245.58.156/r2j

They are r2j and they do nothing except maintain their site and put one link to the above URL.  The pages can also be customized in appearance to look like your site.
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Thank you all for your help....

Jovix
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