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Quick Start Tutorial:

This tutorial will show you how to add a search engine to your website in four steps. This is a brief tour of how to use Search Engine Composer.

Basically, there are four steps to make a search engine for your website.

1. Index the pages of your website,

2. Setup the of the search engine options,

3. Build and generate the search engine files,

4. Upload the search engine files to your Web server

The search engine for your website will now be ready to work.

  Index your website:

Search Engine Composer supports two kinds of indexing: online Indexing and Offline Local Computer Indexing.

Clicking on the "Index" window, in the "Index" dialog, enter the website address, and click "Index Now!" to get going.  Search Engine Composer will start scanning through all the pages in your website, listing all indexed files in the main window.

By choosing the "Add additional websites to index" option, you can index multiple websites or Web folders simultaneously, thus getting a  unique search portal for multiple websites.

  Select the type of search engine scripts, and set up search engine options.

Search Engine Composer supports three kinds of scripts: JavaScript,  PHP and ASP. JavaScript is suitable for CD/DVD offline search or small website less than 500 pages.  ASP and PHP are suitable for large websites, but your website need to support the corresponding scripts.

PHP search engine supports complete search reports, including Top 50 Keyword Report, 50 Recently Performed Searches Report, and Searches Activity Report.

Build search engine files.

Clicking on the"Build" button to make Search Engine Composer generate search files for your website, and save the generated search engine files to the specified directory.

After building, the software will generate the following files:

  • search.html/php/asp - Search query page. You can edit this file to customize the search box, or you can copy the search box code to other Web page to add a search box there.
  • searchresult.html/php/asp - Search result page. You can edit this file to customize the search result page.
  • searchfunc.js/php/asp - Search function scripts. Do not modify this file.
  • searchdb.js/php/asp - Search engine database file. Do not modify this file.
  • searchindex.js/php/asp - Search engine keyword database file. Do not modify this file.

The extension of the generated file name varies according to the selected type of search engine scripts.

For a PHP search engine, if you have selected PHP Search Engine Report, the software will generate two additional files:

  • report.php - Search reports page
  • search.log - Search log file

Upload search engine files to your server.

Once the search engine files are generated, you can upload them to your website via FTP. Alternatively, you can copy or move them to a CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, or local Intranet server.

Search Engine Composer integrates an FTP client. You may use this built-in FTP feature or your own FTP client software to upload the files to your Web server.

To use the built-in FTP client, click the button .

Finished! Your website search engine is ready to go.

Use the Web browser to view the online search page, it maybe http://www.yoursite.com/yourfolder/search.html , where the values of yoursite and yourfolder vary according to your own domain name and configuration.

Now you will find your website search engine, ready to run!

 

 

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