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 acomplish site-wide searching.
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.
RapidSearch HelperNEW! 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 customizable style settings. RapidSearch Helper can even be used in conventional themes to create a search box that opens from your page nav bar.
A third alternative to both RapidSearch and RapidSearch Pro is the SimpleSearch stack by Stacks4Stacks. This stack is ideal for smaller websites (less than 50 pages) and lets you manually build a search index. It's a great, lightweight and simplistic solution; if you want website searching without dependancies on Google or MySQL databases. SimpleSearch is also developed, supported and loved by us :-)