Search within html templates?

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Search within html templates?

Postby mbibkoeln » Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:28 am

Dear bookpedia-Staff,

I’m enjoying your export to html function so far. But when it comes to search for single entries or keywords, I’ve not found a sollution yet.
Is there a way for consumers to look up the html export with lets say 50 entries on each site, and simply search the whole collection for keywords?
To make this clear, cmd + f isn't sufficient in documents with 6k entries.
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Re: Search within html templates?

Postby Conor » Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:29 am

Glad to hear you are enjoying Bookpedia. The HTML export option that has searching is "Fancy Index" option. This includes an HTML search, that will filter the results in place. But since HTML is not really meant for working with databases the search is limited to a number of fields that are shown in the table view. You must also list all the entries in a single page, otherwise the HTML is not able to search what is not currently displayed already.

To extend the search attributes or fields you would need to modify the template to include the fields that are important.

If you need to break a 6,000 books catalog into many pages of 50 books, then it's best to rely on Google or other search engines for searching the HTML. After placing your data online you can use a Google search of "keyword site:mysite.com" to limit the results to the site. Google also provides a search field that can be embedded that do this automatically but you would need to have the HTML template edited to add that feature.

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