Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Tampa Bay, Florida
    Posts
    7,675
    Plugin Contributions
    104

    Default Search Helper Support Thread

    A new contribution called Search Helper has been added to the download area.

    http://www.zen-cart.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=856

    Description : Search Helper allows you to correct common misspellings (or
    alternate spellings) in the search terms your customers use, and allows you
    to add search keywords to a page based on the presence of other keywords.
    You may also optionally make these terms visible on your product info pages.

    More help here:
    http://www.thatsoftwareguy.com/zenca...ch_helper.html

    SoftwareGuy
    That Software Guy. My Store: Zen Cart Modifications
    Available for hire - See my ad in Services
    Plugin Moderator, Documentation Curator, Chief Cook and Bottle-Washer.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Manchester, England
    Posts
    168
    Plugin Contributions
    0

    Default Re: Search Helper Support Thread

    Fantastic idea for a module this mate, personally though, I feel you should be able to define the keywords in the admin area - would be helpful for people without FTP access, like a restricted administrator.

    I hope you'll be able to incorporate this someday as I'd love to roll this out for a lot of our clients in the future.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Chicago, IL.
    Posts
    198
    Plugin Contributions
    0

    Default Re: Search Helper Support Thread

    Hi, Just Installed this module and it seems to be working fine. Great idea btw. Thank you.

    a question:

    What are you supposed to do in /languages/English/extra_definitions/search_helper.php?
    Whats the format to add keywords there? and what does that do?


    Thanks for your help.
    Last edited by samar777; 20 Jul 2010 at 01:06 AM.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Tampa Bay, Florida
    Posts
    7,675
    Plugin Contributions
    104

    Default Re: Search Helper Support Thread

    You don't add keywords to ./includes/languages/english/extra_definitions/search_helper.php; it just has the one string in it.

    The keywords go into ./includes/functions/extra_functions/search_helper.php
    That Software Guy. My Store: Zen Cart Modifications
    Available for hire - See my ad in Services
    Plugin Moderator, Documentation Curator, Chief Cook and Bottle-Washer.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Chicago, IL.
    Posts
    198
    Plugin Contributions
    0

    Default Re: Search Helper Support Thread

    Thanks Scott.

    I have added keywords to the second file and it all seems to work real well. Very helpful module indeed.

    another question/ thought/ may idea for a new mod:

    Like at all major sites like Amazon, or ebay, as you try to search for something, their site will start to 'suggest' keywords/products/phrases to you. Can you this is done in here?


    example: if you go to eBay and start to type 'iphone.." it will show a light drop down with all things related to iphone.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    88
    Plugin Contributions
    0

    Default Re: Search Helper Support Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by samar777 View Post
    Thanks Scott.

    I have added keywords to the second file and it all seems to work real well. Very helpful module indeed.

    another question/ thought/ may idea for a new mod:

    Like at all major sites like Amazon, or ebay, as you try to search for something, their site will start to 'suggest' keywords/products/phrases to you. Can you this is done in here?


    example: if you go to eBay and start to type 'iphone.." it will show a light drop down with all things related to iphone.
    This is something I'd like to have too. Is there any-more news on whether or not this could be done?

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Tampa Bay, Florida
    Posts
    7,675
    Plugin Contributions
    104

    Default Re: Search Helper Support Thread

    It's beyond the scope of this mod.
    That Software Guy. My Store: Zen Cart Modifications
    Available for hire - See my ad in Services
    Plugin Moderator, Documentation Curator, Chief Cook and Bottle-Washer.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Tampa Bay, Florida
    Posts
    7,675
    Plugin Contributions
    104

    Default Re: Search Helper Support Thread

    Here's a great article from Linda Bustos of Elastic Path about what she calls a "Site Search Thesaurus."

    http://www.getelastic.com/7-sources-...rch-thesaurus/

    This is what Search Helper is designed to help you create.
    That Software Guy. My Store: Zen Cart Modifications
    Available for hire - See my ad in Services
    Plugin Moderator, Documentation Curator, Chief Cook and Bottle-Washer.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    44
    Plugin Contributions
    0

    Default Re: Search Helper Support Thread

    Very handy mod, thank you, and although i have an odd problem, i am not worried as i will live with it.

    On the product info page i put the code to show the customer what they searched.

    (1.3.9h btw)

    I set up 2 sets of words to test -

    $this->add_keyword('embelishments', 'Embellishments', SEARCH_HELPER_NO_DISPLAY);
    $this->add_keyword('fish', 'dolphins', SEARCH_HELPER_DISPLAY);

    When i typed in fish, it worked perfectly, showing 'fish' as the searched word, but the SEARCH_HELPER_NO_DISPLAY word showed up on the page also, although not related to fish or dolphins.

    I have removed the code in the tpl_product_info_display.php and the add on works great and i can live without it.

    I just wondered what i was doing wrong?

    Kind regards

    Paul

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Tampa Bay, Florida
    Posts
    7,675
    Plugin Contributions
    104

    Default Re: Search Helper Support Thread

    No idea. When installed correctly, it works.
    That Software Guy. My Store: Zen Cart Modifications
    Available for hire - See my ad in Services
    Plugin Moderator, Documentation Curator, Chief Cook and Bottle-Washer.

 

 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Hebrew Support - latest release [Support Thread]
    By eranariel in forum Addon Language Packs
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 22 Mar 2021, 01:11 AM
  2. BackUp ZC [Support Thread]
    By skipwater in forum All Other Contributions/Addons
    Replies: 285
    Last Post: 23 Dec 2020, 10:40 AM
  3. v154 Search: Prioritize Matching Names [Support Thread]
    By lat9 in forum All Other Contributions/Addons
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 10 Apr 2017, 04:38 PM
  4. v151 Codetrio Sphinx Search Version 1.0 Support Thread
    By imranulh in forum All Other Contributions/Addons
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 16 Jul 2014, 01:24 AM
  5. Windows Live Product Search Contribution Support Thread
    By numinix in forum All Other Contributions/Addons
    Replies: 209
    Last Post: 3 Jul 2009, 08:23 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
disjunctive-egg
Zen-Cart, Internet Selling Services, Klamath Falls, OR