Adding search to a website

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by xli_ne, May 4, 2006.

  1. xli_ne macrumors 6502a

    xli_ne

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    #1
    How does one add a search like this website has http://www.cakes.com. I have been asked to research this question. My company would like to add this type of search (where a customer would type something in and pictures of the product would show.)

    Is this really high level coding or would someone be able to go through a company to code a search engine like that?
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    If you just want to search for words that appear in the name of the product and maybe a description, and you have a database (e.g. mysql) with those data, then it's fairly easy to make a rudimentary search system where you make a query for a word (or string) and use the result to present links to the articles/products you found with that query...
     
  3. Coolnat2004 macrumors 6502

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    You can use MySQL's fulltext search (or the search system of another database) to build a search function.

    Or, you can use an indexing system, sort of like what I have going on www.idlegeeks.com . I used the PHP engine, Sphider, and it works alright.
     

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