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  • William Melbourne
    31/05/2011 5:53pm (3 years ago)

    I wonder how the "find me a chiropodist" site did the search engine. Unless they used a third party add on its one of the last great unknowns inside SS in my opinion

  • Aram Balakjian
    02/06/2011 1:38pm (3 years ago)

    Hi William, check out the post on the Autocomplete Member Search which, although simplified will give you a good example of how to achieve the sort of search used on the Chiropodist site.

    http://www.ssbits.com/tutorials/2011/create-an-ajax-auto-complete-member-search-with-silverstripe-and-jquery/

    Also check out the SearchContext Class for DataObjects which can build complex search forms for Single DO pretty well.

    What get's hard is when you want to search over a number of different classes and fields and then rank those results. If you want to improve the in-built site search then I can recommend using the Lucene Search Module:

    http://code.google.com/p/lucene-silverstripe-plugin/

    Or if you have a bit of server experience the Sphinx Search Module:

    http://silverstripe.org/sphinx-module

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