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Search in publications (PDF, PP,...) (6 posts)

  1. nilofox
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    On my blog, i want to integrate a bunch of research
    for my projects. The "links", or publications are various -
    PDFs, Web-Links, PowerPoint-files and so on...

    Is it possible to search ALL files, so the search-engine
    also finds words in the content of a PDF?

    I can´t find the right plugin for that, can anybody help me?

    Thank you!!

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 7 years ago #

  3. nilofox
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I already uploaded the plugin and activated it,
    but the "search" still doesn´t find words that are
    included in the pdf that you can download from the blog.

    I don´t know why...
    Any other ideas?

  4. Dan Cameron
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Search Everything only searches within the wordpress database tables, including metadata.

    There are two options:
    Paste all of the text from your PDF or other document format into a meta field on the post. Search Everything will then provide the results you need.
    Or, if Google indexes those documents you can use my other plugin, Google AJAX Search.

    Hope this helps.

  5. nilofox
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thank you for the answers!

    I knew about the meta data in advanced search,
    but it´s to much work to paste it everytime.
    (the research part is growing constantly and rapidly...)

    The Google AJAX Search does not work though.
    I uploaded it, and I activated it, but my search still
    doesn´t find text in the pdf.

    Is there anything else i have to do except uploading and activating the plugin?

  6. DRIPRG
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hello,

    I am now looking for a solution to basically the very same problem. I want the inside contents of my PDFs to be scanned for word matches - whenever WordPress search is used.

    Anyone have some ideas?

    For more info. on my specific needs, my new post is at: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/120109

    Thanks much...

    P.S.
    nilofox: change this post to not resolved, please. We might actually have a chance of getting helped out that way.

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