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Yahoo BOSS

The Yahoo BOSS plugin makes it easy to create a search engine in your WordPress install. This plugin does not replace the default search.

The Yahoo BOSS plugin makes it easy to create a search engine in your WordPress install. Simply activate and configure and you're off and running. This plugin does not replace the default search within WordPress.

Yahoo Search BOSS (Build your Own Search Service) allows you to create a search engine using Yahoo technologies via a REST API. Currently, only web content search (images and news coming soon) is supported. You will need to get your own BOSS application ID to create your search engine. Use of this plugin subjects you to the BOSS API Terms of Use. Please read carefully.

In order for your search engine to function correctly, you need to define where you want both the search form and the search results to show. This is done with simple shortcodes that you need to add to a page or pages.

To create the search form add [boss_search_form] to a page.

To define where you want your search results use [boss_search_results]. Nothing will show if a query hasn't been performed.

The page contents would be the following if you wanted a search form followed by the search results.

[boss_search_form]

[boss_search_results]

Use [pw_search] to combine both shortcodes.

Alternatively, there are numerous template functions available if you prefer to use those over shortcodes.

That is all you need to do to create your custom search engine.

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Requires: 2.7 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.0.5
Last Updated: 2010-12-2
Downloads: 1,387

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