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Multi sitewide search (6 posts)

  1. Roy
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I would love to have the option of a search of the current subsite or the entire website with radiobuttons. I have found three ways to do so.
    1 http://cleverwp.com/wordpress-3-0-multisite-search/
    2 http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wpmu-global-search
    3 http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/multisite-global-search/
    4 Google

    1 Supposedly nukes the database when I run out of luck and I can't get the search results styled properly. Moreover, it has no radiobutton choice and I can't manage to add it myself.
    2 Doesn't work with 3.0
    3 Doesn't work with MySQL 4.1.21 and I think it will take a while before my host starts offering MySQL 5.xxxxx
    4 I don't like the results. There are doubles, misses, archives indexed, etc., so I prefer a WP search.

    Do I have an alternative? I prefer not to use the sitewide tags plugin.

  2. You;ve pretty much listed every single free option out there.

  3. David Sader
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

  4. tdjcbe
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

  5. Roy
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks David, it's good to see that there are more people looking for this. It's quite strange that there aren't tons of plugins for this.

    TD, I don't like the default Google search results, so I don't think I'll invest in an expensive tool that might also give archives in search results.

  6. rembem
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I found this plugin, after looking at some of the other options.

    http://welcome.totheinter.net/wpsearchmu/

    It is a branch of the wpSearch plugin. So far, it works really well with wordpress 3 and multisite enabled (I use subdirectories). I'm not sure about mysql4. I'm on mysql5.

    Just follow the basic instructions. You have to install in wp-content> mu-plugins directory and enable the plugin options for each blog. The relevance of the results is much better, paging works and not found messages also.

    Sofar I have only 2 problems with it:
    - I cannot find a way to exclude certain pages/posts from the results.
    - I cannot find a way to exclude custom post types from the results
    Which is a real problem.

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