Search Functionality

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Fernando

15 May, 2015 04:41 PM

I was looking into creating a search functionality where the user can type in and it can search within the website. Do you have any resources on that?

Thanks!

  1. 1 Posted by Ryan Griffith on 15 May, 2015 05:46 PM

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    Hi Fernando,

    The actual implementation depends on what your requirements are; however, a couple of our example sites do have some basic search functionality added. Specifically:

    • course catalog - Sort of like a site-wide search, but limited to specific content. Implemented using PHP and Database publishing
    • faculty directory - More of an on-page search/filter. Implemented using JavaScript

    That being said, if you are looking for more of a site-wide search, generally clients go with something like Google's custom search engine or search appliance and integrate it into their pages. These solutions generally require simply adding some HTML and/or JavaScript and posting data to Google (or the search appliance).

    Please let me know if you have any questions.

    Thanks!

  2. 2 Posted by Fernando on 18 May, 2015 04:08 PM

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    Ryan,

    The server I am running cascade on does not support php files. Is there any other way to do a search functionality within the site?

    Thanks

  3. 3 Posted by Ryan Griffith on 18 May, 2015 05:05 PM

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    Hi Fernando,

    If you are referring to a website search, the PHP (or scripting language of your choice) would be placed on your web server, not the server Cascade is running on. You can; however, manage those pages/scripts/files within Cascade.

    Please let me know if you have any questions.

    Thanks!

  4. Fernando closed this discussion on 19 May, 2015 06:24 PM.

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