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  • ithacaindy

    (@ithacaindy)


    Does the default front-end search widget for multisite search my entire network? There seems to be no options. (3rd party free plugins only give me errors.)

    Thanks.

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  • Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    No, it searches per site.

    What plugins did you try?

    ithacaindy

    (@ithacaindy)

    I’ve tried both plugins designed for multisite that are in the wordpress.org directory. The first, WPMU Global Search, includes a widget that never finds anything. The second plugin, Multisite Global Search, by the same developer at the first, is highly rated but I’ve never been able to get it network installed due to this error:

    Error creating search views in the database. Deactivate Multisite Global Search and check you have create views privilege in your WordPress database.
    Illegal mix of collations for operation ‘UNION’

    I’ve never seen a solution to this error and one possible answer even has the techs at a major hosting firm stumped.

    Are there any other alternatives?

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    ithacaindy

    (@ithacaindy)

    Couldn’t install wpsearchmu from multisite. Error: The package could not be installed. No valid plugins were found.

    Couldn’t install multisite-global-search from multisite. Error: Error creating search views in the database. Deactivate Multisite Global Search and check you have create views privilege in your WordPress database.
    Illegal mix of collations for operation ‘UNION’

    Andrea Rennick

    (@andrea_r)

    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    Try downloading the zip from the plugin page and installing it using ftp.

    If you cannot install any plugisn from the backend that might be an issue with your server.

    ithacaindy

    (@ithacaindy)

    The results from FTP on both search plugins were errors.

    1) With wpsearchmu, I get these errors after copying the files to the mu-plugins (but also tried the plain network plugins folder):

    Warning: include(/mydomain.com/wp-path/mu-plugins/wp-search-mu/wpSearch.php) [function.include]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /mydomain.com/wp_path/mu-plugins/wp-search-mu.php on line 2

    Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening ‘mydomain.com/wp-path/mu-plugins/wp-search-mu/wpSearch.php’ for inclusion (include_path=’.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php’) in /mydomain.com/wp-path/wp-content/mu-plugins/wp-search-mu.php on line 2

    2) With Multisite Global Search: same error as previous.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    That’s .. interesting. Both work on my servers. I think there’s something else afoot.

    ithacaindy

    (@ithacaindy)

    I tried the usual steps, such as disabling all plugins to see if there was some conflict. Any guesses what could be the culprit?

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Themes can do it too. What theme are you using?

    Also what’s ‘wp_path’? Did you install WP in a subfolder?

    ithacaindy

    (@ithacaindy)

    I’m using Genesis. I seem to recall trying to install the global search plugin with the default WordPress theme without luck. The wp_path is simply my way of obscuring my server’s identifying information. The MultiSite install uses sub-domains.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    *heh* Okay, but this is important.

    /mydomain.com/wp-path/wp-content/mu-plugins/wp-search-mu.php will be a problem.

    mydomain.com/wp-content/mu-plugins/wp-search-mu.php will not.

    But mydomain.com/public_html/wp-content/mu-plugins/wp-search-mu.php is just fine.

    Can you guess why?

    So I kinda need to know where you’ve installed this 🙂

    But mydomain.com/public_html/wp-content/mu-plugins/wp-search-mu.php is just fine.

    That is my setup.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Okay. I would manually re-install the WP core files. This works for me, on an install with a Genesis site.

    Same errors.

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