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Search across all blogs (25 posts)

  1. redwolf
    Inactive
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Not sure if this is posted in the right place...

    It would be great if the search function on individual blogs searched *only* that blog, but the search function on the main blog searched across *all* sites, returning results listed by blog.

    Possible?

  2. TomK32
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    I'd suggest you to use an external search engine for this. I didn't search for yet but maybe you find a blog-search-engine to download and use on your system. If you then add your engine to he default rpcping then it should work just fine for your blogsphere.

    technical toughts about wpmu directly supporting it:
    first of all, the blogs have each an own db-table for their posts. This is quite a good idea because it makes it easier to distribute the db on a large system and to delete blogs. I don't think that this behaviour will be changed. You'd have to search for the keywords in every single blog, not very nice.

    So, an integrated search engine would require to have another db-table to store either only keywords/tags or fulltext.
    Having tags with the blogs sounds really great to me, it could be implemented as a simple plugin. Fulltext storing looks too redundant to me and an disadvantage that I see is it won't allow to have external blogs or blogsphere to be part of the search like in the idea at the top of my post.

    BTW: I'd allow global search also from single blogs.

  3. redwolf
    Inactive
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Anyone have any knowledge of a search tool that would work or this?

    Tom, can you please clarify the following:

    If you then add your engine to he default rpcping then it should work just fine for your blogsphere.

    Thanks!

  4. TomK32
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    had to think about my own sentence.. pretty early still.
    I meant a search engine like technorati (I didn't find any for download yet but will keep searching). With my sentence I meant adding your installation to every blog in your wpmu, there's this option for pinging blog search engines automatically, you know?

  5. TomK32
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    oh, another idea about external search engines. maybe we find one which supports showing only results on a specific domain.

  6. ACG123
    Inactive
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Anybody find any solutions for this?

    I'm looking at mnogosearch as a possible search engine, but it sure looks complicated to make it integrate properly.

  7. Inviz
    Inactive
    Posted 17 years ago #

    using google.
    google search this site works perfect.

  8. mickemus
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Like this!! go to google type the following:

    site:mu.wordpress.org search across all blogs

    this post will definatley show up here!! A tweaked google widget should be able to achieve this.. else google provides code for you to use on your site to search your site only (indcluding subdomains)!!

  9. drmike
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    You can even use the Google Adsense search option. May raise you some cash. :)

  10. mickemus
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    I like that... cheeky ;)

  11. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Easy - make main blog widget friendly and use the Google search widget on the main page.

    Actually, I just copied in the Google search widget code to the top of my main page and it searches across all blogs.

  12. drmike
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    I wish MSN did a version of Adsense. They seem to be quicker on picking up new content.

  13. mickemus
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Agree with drmikes point... furthermore, my blog is for the Malaysian market and most of the ads are US based.. anyone know a good online advertiser for the asian market???

  14. Misera
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Try yahoo? I recall all my relatives using Yahoo along with the messenger while I was in Taiwan.

    Might want to read this: http://gobalakrishnan.com/category/google-adsense/

    and
    http://www.searchenginejournal.com/?p=2593

  15. mickemus
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Great... thanks a mill Misera!! Give one, take one eh ;)

  16. drmike
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    I believe Yahoo is still in beta and not taking new clients yet. (ie Waiting list)

  17. Misera
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Yea, sorry, you're right. :\
    http://publisher.yahoo.com/index.php?loc=USYPN0043

    If I remember any asian ones I'll let you know >_>;.. currently drawing a blank.

  18. wpmnl01
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    I will vote for this option in wp mu it will be great

  19. suprb
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    i use "iSearch2" .. works perfectly

  20. suleiman
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    been having some trouble with isearch2 indexing my site suprb. Any other suggestions or tips on how to make it work?

    It inserts the tables into my database but then fails to index any of the content.

    From my spider log file:

    INFO: Starting spidering 14th January 2007 04:21:14 PM
    INFO: Added start URL [http://www.hadithuna.com/]
    TRACE: isearch_readFile(http://www.hadithuna.com/, 0)
    INFO: Processing URL [http://www.hadithuna.com/]
    INFO: Indexing completed.
    INFO: Deleting the following URLs:
    INFO: http://www.hadithuna.com/ (noindex)

  21. Rubyducky
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

  22. Ovidiu
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    as far as I know google search widget takes yo uaway from your site, I just signed up for google coop and implemented their code in my template: looks nifty: http://zice.ro search for one of the terms that appear under "Global Posts"

  23. suprb
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    suleiman, that's weird. What exactly do you want to your users to be able to search for? Other blogs / users?

    If so, I have a great little hack I can give you.

  24. wpmu1
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Hello I'm using isearch too, but I don't get any result. Argggg¡¡¡¡¡I want to use it to search in my comunity and make search by keywords, users, post etc...

  25. chaty1
    Member
    Posted 13 years ago #

    What alot of bable. We wan't a search engine that searches MySQL data base. I am looking for the same thing. here what I found so far. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-mu-sitewide-tags/
    http://bluesome.net/post/2005/08/18/50/
    also look under Exec-PHP
    WPMU DEV has a couple

  26. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 13 years ago #

    *sigh* You DO see this thread is 2 years old, right?

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