Suggestion: Add Google Site Search To DW

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Suggestion: Add Google Site Search To DW

Postby Jhana4 » Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:33 pm

Someone mentioned once before that the default search engine that comes with this site is poor. On the other hand the Google Site Search is extremely powerful. I've had no trouble finding things posted months ago. It looks like the Google Site Search is set up to be added directly to web site. Adding it to DW could be useful:

http://www.google.com/sitesearch/
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Re: Suggestion: Add Google Site Search To DW

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:45 pm

Google Saffron does this. See the box at the bottom of the home (index) page. It also searches through many other Theravada sites.

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Re: Suggestion: Add Google Site Search To DW

Postby David2 » Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:51 pm

There's also an addon for the browser: "Search the current site"
This way you don't have to type every single time you search for something "site:www.dhammawheel.com".

Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... fombdekjcp
Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/a ... te-search/

Probably also available for other browsers.

Edit: I am just using the chrome-addon, don't know if the Firefox-edition is good - maybe there is a better one for Firefox.

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Re: Suggestion: Add Google Site Search To DW

Postby Jhana4 » Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:54 pm

:goodpost:
In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.

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Re: Suggestion: Add Google Site Search To DW

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:15 pm

Greetings,

Very cool - I just installed the Google Chrome one and it's chipper!

Thanks.

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Re: Suggestion: Add Google Site Search To DW

Postby Ytrog » Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:31 pm

Sorry for necromancing this thread, but I have a small thing to add:

You can type in every search query for google the following after your keywords: site:<the site>
This way you can search any site with google. This works for top level domains too. Some examples:
dhamma site:.org to search for the word "dhamma" on pages that have the .org top level domain.
dhamma site:dhammawheel.com to search for the word "dhamma" on this site. :geek:
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