Adding a search feature

I have a standard website that runs on the usual HTML/CSS/Javascript/JQuery front end languages. There is no client side scripting involved at the moment. I would like to add a search function to my website. Like a search box where you put in a keywords and get results containing that keyword on the next page. How do I do that? Also, can I add an advanced search function with different categories? Thanks in advance!

If you use Google Adsense then try their search box. I have successfully been using the script for quite some time.

If you don’t use Google Adsense then it is worth joining just for their search box.

Well, for a simple search on the page, you can write your own script for searching, or you can find jQuery plugin for that.

If you need more complex search over all articles/catigories/etc. you can try Google’s custom website search or write server side script . However I don’t sure about your website’s structure, so I’m only guessing.

Good luck!

I highly recommend Zoom Search. You pay Wrensoft for it, but it’s easy to use. To get an idea of how to get it working, see my article:

2nd vote for zoomsearch. easy to customise too and you can also have it search through linked pages. I have it on my site

Thanks all, I will check out those options!