adding google search to wordpress template questions (4 posts)

  1. www.onlinecasinoselite.com
    Posted 8 years ago #

    i've found the wordpress search doesn't search what i want, and moved on to the Search Everything plugin which returns results in a way i don't want.
    so... i've looked into putting a google search onto my page but i'm a little unclear of it's capabilities. does anyone know if the google search can look at custom fields meta data? does it just work with static pages? are you limited to the way google formats the information for you? say i want to add a thumbnail to every search result returned, can i do that?
    thanks for your help!

  2. ebusiness
    Posted 8 years ago #

    If you mean the google search capability that is part of your adsense account ....

    The search can only return what the Google spider has retrieved and it cannot see inside your mysql database - it can only observe the output when a page is created.

    Also the Google TOS prevent you from reformatting their search results.

  3. www.onlinecasinoselite.com
    Posted 8 years ago #

    thanks for your help, that's what i needed to know.

    then best that i can tell, there is no decent search for wordpress- which is a shame.

  4. blakekr
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I've come to the same conclusion -- there isn't any useable search or search plugin for wordpress, so being able to substitute google search would vastly improve the user experience -- if I could format it to fit my existing web site.

    Anyone seen this done?

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