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    free internal site search code ?

    Can anyone provide with a free internal site search code that does not use DB and indexes the site. Maybe I am would pay a few bugs for it. I have tried couple of free ones available but they did not work.
    Can anybody please ?

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    You can try Swish-e (it's open-source software):

    http://www.swish-e.org/

    I haven't used it myself, but it looks very good. I'd like to hear if it works for you!

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    www.freefind.com

    I use it in paid mode for 15+ sites.
    Use the free version on 2 websites.
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    we use the Fluid Dynamics Search Engine. $45 on off fee for the licence. you can see it at work on all of our sites.

    http://www.xav.com/scripts/search/

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    Very good info guys! Bumped to sticky :D

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    I can second Pagetta's recommendation of Fluid Dynamics - it has been working brilliantly for us and can handle re-directs, PDFs and DOCs with a plug-in, as well as opening with search terms highlighted. Definitely recommended.
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    great post's people!

    after spending a hour or two trawling through the web, and searching different forums for some site search scripts, I find just what i need in a nice handy sticky (good spot vectorman211)

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    Re: free internal site search code ?

    I wrote this thread:

    Google site operator and forum site search

    before I read this post. It is explained how to implement a simple site serach function in the XML book mentioned in my first post. The code follows with the book.

    If you structure your site very well, you can make a very efficient site search engine in my view. It is not so very difficult to modify the code to your own needs. That site search function will retrive content by:
    • keywords,
    • titles,
    • and description
    and display those pieces that have a status of live.

    It is a programming task to retrive content by n features (eg. elements and attributes). The method is there.

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    Re: free internal site search code ?

    Here is a related thread that goes into more detail:

    An XML powered site search engine.

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    Re: free internal site search code ?

    I get asked about this all the time and finally came across ZoomSearch a few weeks ago. After trying it out, I've decided to include it in a new site I'm working on. The free solution is perfect for little sites that don't have big budgets but still want a simple search feature.

    ZoomSearch is easy to set up and free for small sites up to 50 pages. The "Standard" version will index 100 pages for $49 US, the "Professional" solution is only $99 US and will search up to 100,000 pages. The unlimited "Enterprise" license is only $299 US.

    You run their software from your desktop and specify file types and locations. The tool indexes your site and compiles a few files. You then upload the files to your server and you're good to go.

    The search box, extended search and results pages are simple to integrate with your site too.

    WrenSoft Website Search Engine Software

    Enjoy.

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