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Click a link get search results

  • cruthas

    @cruthas

    I was wondering if it is possible to automatically generate search results when someone clicks a link? For example: some one clicks a link for more information I would like it to generate search results for related blog posts or information on the site? Can it just grab the title keywords and present a search result? What is this called and is it possible? I know I can just run a search and grab that URL, but I am hoping to do this automatically through some kind of script, just don’t know what it is called to do a good google search.

    Thanks!

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  • Anyone have any guidance on this?

    Try a plugin like this or googling for ‘Advanced Search Plugin WordPress’

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/search-everything/screenshots/

    Hey, thanks for the reply. I am looking to do more than just install a search plugin, I think. For example, if you go to http://www.cleansnipe.com/CAT-climb/harnesses-and-climbing-helmets.htm you’ll see a plus sign in some of the product boxes. If you click on it, it generates a search result… I’d like to do something similar to this, does that make sense? Do you know what it is called?

    So it’s not a search you want, it looks like a link to a particular category. So your description and title gave the indication you wanted a search, with no examples it was very difficult to decipher what you were indeed looking for. You’re looking for information on Categories.

    If you set up a good category structure, where posts can appear in more than one, you can set up navigation by just linking to those categories.

    So if you had:

    Climbing Equipment
    – Harnesses
    – Ropes
    – Footwear

    Brand
    – North Face
    – Kathmandu

    You can include a post about North Face Harnesses in both Climbing Equip. > Harnesses and Brands > North Face.

    This is how I believe a similar functionality could be achieved.

    Then in WordPress you could see the list of items by going to:

    yourdomain.com/category/climbing-equipment/harnesses/ or
    yourdomain.com/category/brand/north-face/

    You could add a + icon linked with one of the above URL’s. This is more of a high level explanation of how to achieve this. If you are planning on building a shop, you would need to clearly map out the crossovers of products into multiple categories. Hope this helps.

    Good luck.

    I will see what I can come up with, thanks for the help!

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