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Persistent searching? (4 posts)

  1. TomJohnson
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I was told by someone at Movable Type of a certain feature (called "Search Results") allows your blog page to show continuously running search results of keywords you select. This awareness supposedly allows you to stay on top of what you’re interested in without actively searching for the information.

    However, I've been unable to verify this feature -- the closest thing I can find is a website that appears to have a sidebar with persistent searching functionality(see http://www.bradchoate.com/weblog/2004/09/08/mt31, and look under the "Sideblog" section).

    Is this a real feature? And if so, can I do the same thing with WordPress?

  2. charle97
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

  3. TomJohnson
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    That's pretty cool, but the idea I had was something more like pubsub or google alerts, where it continually searches and shows the results. With the Live Search feature, you have to type in a search -- it doesn't save the search when you leave the page.

  4. charle97
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    a widget?

    edit: i'm looking at brad choate's sideblog. seems like he's just pulling from his digg rss. you'll need to find a better example.

    edit2:you can probably use a feed aggregator plugin. then pull in the search results feed from google.

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