Adding search to a website

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

  1. xli_ne macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2005
    Center of the Nation
    How does one add a search like this website has 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


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    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


    Jan 12, 2005
    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 . I used the PHP engine, Sphider, and it works alright.

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