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  • Duncan McDougall 35 posts 61 karma points
    Nov 11, 2010 @ 16:04
    Duncan McDougall
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    Multi-website Single Solution. Site Specific Search without visible prefix?

    I'm working on a multi site umbraco install that requires site search for each. New sites will be added to the solution as needed but I estimate we could end up with over 20 small sites and one larger international site in the same content panel.

    We're looking to added site search to each. With traditional search controls the simple but ugly process would be crawling each site into the same index then applying using a site prefix in the query.

    An example of this would be on www.sitea.com to search without including results to pages on other sites the query would need to be "keyworda keywordb site:www.sitea.com"

    Are there any existing controls available to achieve site specific search without any sort of site: prefix being visible to the user? Maybe even a control that creates multiple indexes?

    Cheers

     

  • Douglas Robar 3555 posts 4508 karma points admin mvp c-trib
    Nov 11, 2010 @ 16:10
    Douglas Robar
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    You can use XSLTsearch (http://our.umbraco.org/projects/website-utilities/xsltsearch) and simply specify the source="" macro parameter to be the homepage for each of your sites. It will then only search within that site.

    cheers,
    doug.

  • Sebastiaan Janssen 4447 posts 12297 karma points admin mvp hq
    Nov 11, 2010 @ 16:10
    Sebastiaan Janssen
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    Depending on your search engine needs, you could have a look at XSLTSearch. XSLTSearch allows you to specify from which node to search downwards or what the highest level is at which the search should start (using ancestor-or-self, then you can tell it not to go higher than level 1 to prevent you from encountering other sites).

  • Sebastiaan Janssen 4447 posts 12297 karma points admin mvp hq
    Nov 11, 2010 @ 16:11
    Sebastiaan Janssen
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    @Doug Beat me to it! I made it generic in a site, so it doesn't look higher than level 1 from the current node upwards. That way I don't need to specify the source for each site, very very handy when you have 30 of them in 1 install! :-)

  • Douglas Robar 3555 posts 4508 karma points admin mvp c-trib
    Nov 12, 2010 @ 10:44
    Douglas Robar
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    Here's a blog post that explains Sebastiaan's excellent idea. http://blog.percipientstudios.com/2010/11/11/user-modification-to-xsltsearch-for-easier-multi-site-searching.aspx

    cheers,
    doug.

  • Leon Jollans 41 posts 65 karma points
    Nov 12, 2010 @ 11:47
    Leon Jollans
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    If I had more karma I'd like all of this. Very nice. Wish I'd had this a couple of yeas ago.

  • Douglas Robar 3555 posts 4508 karma points admin mvp c-trib
    Nov 12, 2010 @ 11:55
    Douglas Robar
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    @Leon - Thanks. XSLTsearch has been around since Umbraco 2.1 but it does get better and better over time :)

    You're nearly at 70 karma which is (I think) when you can 'High five!' items.

    cheers,
    doug.

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