RapidWeaver website searching made simpleMany of us want to give our website visitors the ability to quickly punch a few keywords into a search box and instantly see some search results. After all, usability experts will tell you that a search box is frequently one of the first things a website user will reach for. A website of any size can benefit from having a search box. But all too often, we find the reality of getting a reliable search function working within a RapidWeaver website is a task fraught with various obstacles and frustration. So to solve the problems, we developed a choice of different search stacks to help you accomplish site-wide searching.
RapidSearch was the first plugin to be developed and this was followed by RapidSearch Pro. Since then we created the RapidSearch Helper stack to give more customisability of search boxes. And more recently, RapidSearch Go and RapidSearch Live have been added to our exciting lineup of search stacks too.
Now you have the choice of four solid search stacks to help you add professional-grade searching to your RapidWeaver authored websites. Our addons work in practically any RapidWeaver-built website or webapp available for online viewing. We offer you different solutions to suit budgets, website sizes and your personal skill level.
RapidSearchThe original RapidSearch addon for RapidWeaver. This ever-popular stack uses the Google search engine to index all your webpages and display page or image search results to end users. Very easy to setup, with no database or PHP requirements. A true "setup-and-forget" search addon!
RapidSearch ProRapidSearch Pro builds a search index specifically for your website and provides fast, highly accurate, and up-to-date search results. RapidSearch Pro also provides a secure online admin area, from where you can remotely manage your search index and access useful search statistics. Uses a MySQL database.
RapidSearch HelperFREE! A complimentary free stack to help you setup attractive search boxes, for our search stacks. This stack provides a choice of search box designs and many customisable style settings. RapidSearch Helper can even be used in conventional themes to create a search box that opens from your page nav bar.
RapidSearch GoA website search powered by the ever privacy-conscious DuckDuckGo search engine, which can be configured to search any number of websites. RapidSearch Go is definitely the easiest stack listed here to setup. A good choice to add to an existing website you have already search engine optimised.
RapidSearch LiveThe newest addition to our search lineup. Similar to RapidSearch Pro, except this one does not require a MySQL database and runs-off its own flat-file XML search database derived from your website sitemap. Immense customisability and almost instantaneous display of search results are offered in this one.
Another alternative is the SimpleSearch stack by Stacks4Stacks. This stack is ideal for smaller websites (less than 100 pages) and lets you manually build a search index. It's a great, lightweight and simple solution; if you want website searching without the hassle of outside search engines or databases. SimpleSearch is also developed, supported and loved by us :-)