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Frontend full table search (17 posts)

  1. stacyslang
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Is there a way to do a keyword search of the table as a frontend user and then show the matching records?

    Can the records include a field that shows a permalink to a page?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/participants-database/

  2. abdalhamid
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This is also what I am interested...a way fro front end users to search the DB and see the results...?

    Any possibility??

  3. kina60
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yeah! I want to search the content of the shortcode in my pages and posts.
    I have more than 500 stores with addresses, city's and states people want to search through...

    I tried several (search)plugins but none of them seems to work?

    Thanks!

    http://www.kringloop-info.nl

  4. xnau
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    There is a simple search field that can be included with the list---maybe you've tried it. It may not do what you need.

    I would say that what you would need to do is actually create a search plugin that looks through the Participants Database database and finds the keywords. Not that hard to do, but it would take some PHP and MySQL programming chops to get it done.

  5. kina60
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes I found your (plugin/page)search button. but it is not 'site wide'.

    I have over 500 records (second hand stores) people cannot search through with the 'normal' function now ...?

    I cannot programm myself, sorry.
    I thought maybe anyone here knew a plugin wich search plugins or any other solution.

    Thanks anyway!

  6. kina60
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    well I am using site wide Google search now.

  7. kina60
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    BTW xnau: Google does not index my pdb-single output pages?!
    With for example ?pdb=2866 in the URL?
    see: http://www.kringloop-info.nl/uitgebreide-winkel-info?pdb=2866

    Only the page with the [pdb-single] code is indexed... but on that page is (almost) no text.

    Or am I missing something?

  8. kina60
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am using the plugin for displaying second hand stores in The Netherlands

  9. xnau
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    kina60,

    This is a good point, and it's true the single pages may not be indexed by Google. I'll have to look into that.

    It's possible they would be spidered via the list, which has links to each single record page. More research is needed.

  10. kina60
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    :-) Indeed the list is spidered but thats only 1 page
    But... I want Google to index all my 550 (single)pages!

    Thanks again!

  11. kina60
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    maybe start a new topic for this spidering issue?

  12. xnau
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    kina60,

    Yes, it's an important discussion. What I would do, (haven't found the time yet) is get into Google Webmaster Tools and in there they have a tool that lets you see your site as the Google spider sees it. Very informative.

  13. kina60
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Hey xnau,

    How about the spidering issue? Do you have an solution to that?

    Google does not spider all the single pages your plugin produce.
    I have 577 (secondhand)stores online ...

  14. kina60
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

  15. xnau
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 10 months ago #

    They will be spidered if you have a list page with links to the single records on it. Pages without public links to them can't be spidered.

  16. kina60
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    No the links to my single records are not being spidered by google!
    Thats why I am asking your solution.

    This is the page with all the public links: http://www.kringloop-info.nl/kringloopwinkels-nederland-adressenlijst

    Thanks!

  17. xnau
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 10 months ago #

    OK, so how do you know they are not getting spidered?

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