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    Adding search bar

    Hi Does anyone know how to add a search bar to your page.
    Preferably not one of thoses ones that links to google, yahoo etc...
    Thanx
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    Far as I know, unless you have a website that has its content stored dynamically (aka database), you can't really add a search bar without sending the query through a search engine.

    Reason: unless you have some type of database of your own data, you cannot search it - yahoo or google have a database of your data so you can use them to search.

    If you have a database, let me know more about it and your programming language.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremywilken View Post
    Far as I know, unless you have a website that has its content stored dynamically (aka database), you can't really add a search bar without sending the query through a search engine.

    Reason: unless you have some type of database of your own data, you cannot search it - yahoo or google have a database of your data so you can use them to search.

    If you have a database, let me know more about it and your programming language.
    Thanks,

    Do you know how i can get one through a search engine.

    Or how I can get a database.
    wsammy

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    Google: http://www.google.com/coop/cse/?utm_...tm_campaign=en

    To get a database, you would need to develop some type of content management system or use a premade one like joomla. Do you have a site already?
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    Do you have a site already?
    Yeah i have a site but I have not ftp'd it onto the net yet.
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    If it is a simple site (meaning you plan on being able to edit it all directly) then the Google search bar would be the smartest idea that I know. If you already have the site ready, then I doubt you would want to switch over to a CMS.
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