_____/ On Mon 02 Jan 2006 12:57:03 GMT, [Elliotte Harold] wrote : \_____
Ryan Boren wrote:
Google search boxes work very nicely.
site: is all I need, but some people insist on theme integrated search
results that are all pretty and stuff. :-)
Might (or might not) be a "terms of Service" violation, but I bet you
could screen scrape the Google results into a themed page.
[sarcasm] Just scrape Scroggle then. Stealing from the thief, that is.
I'd say that creating a search engine which is internal to WordPress is
challenging for several reasons:
* Handling posts, comments, merging content, displaying highlighted
excerpts and so forth.
* How can it surpass engines that are based on indexing? I use 'site:'
quite a lot as it proves to be powerful under most circumstances.
* If you implement indexing, that's a whole project in its own right.
When do you employ the server so that it carries out indexing? Can
one re-use PhpDig perhaps? It's GPL'd. Perhaps someone could write
a plug-in that integrates the two.