diogo

Easy search on PW forums with Google

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Ok, let's make it really simple for people using chrome to do this :)

If you are using chrome do this to have PW search with google on the omnibox by simply typing "pw [spacebar]"

1. right click on the omnibox and chose "Edit Search Engines"

2. scroll down until you find these input fields

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3. Fill them as in the image:

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third field should be 

https://www.google.com/search?q=site:processwire.com%2Ftalk++-site:processwire.com%2Ftalk%2Fmembers%2F+-site:processwire.com%2Ftalk%2Fuser%2F+%s

This is the equivalent to this search in Google: "site:processwire.com/talk  -site:processwire.com/talk/members/ -site:processwire.com/talk/user/ %s" where %s is the query

4. type "pw [spacebar] Edit Search Engines" and see if this thread appears in first ;)

PS: I'm sure there is an equivalent way to do this in other browsers, but I'm not going to look for that now.

Edit: simplified the url

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Thanks Diogo! I like to search site:processwire.com rather than just the forums since there's some tutorials, instructions, examples, etc on the main site as well. Searching this way includes the forums as well, of course. However, in some cases, where I know something is in the forums, I search site:processwire.com/talk. Nice if you could add that, ta!  :D

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This is just an example: maybe the best is to have "pw" for the site and "pwf" for the forums only, for example.

To do this, change the keyword to "pwf" (or whatever) and create a new one with the "pw" keyword and paste this in the third input:

https://www.google.com/search?q=site:processwire.com+%s

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Edit: maybe I could have been more clear on how to create these urls: for this second example, do a normal google search with: "site:processwire.com whatever" and copy the resulting URL that will be probably this:

https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Aprocesswire.com+whatever&oq=site%3Aprocesswire.com+whatever&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i58.694j0j7&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=119&ie=UTF-8#q=site:processwire.com+whatever

replace the last "whatever" with "%s" and it should work. You can also simplify this URL by removing everything between "https://www.google.com/search?" and the last "q="

https://www.google.com/search?q=site:processwire.com+%s
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You should practice what you preach...

How comes everytime I look at user in forum you're searching the forum? :P

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Now we know what the S in NSA stands for :D

At that time I was already having lunch, your spying is not very accurate :P

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Hey,

  I thought I would take a few minutes and append a link to this thread. A few times, I've clicked on links embedded in posts in the forums and I noticed they took me to a specific location on the page rather than positioning me at the top of the webpage. I noticed the # followed by a number appended to the url. I was curious about this and was able to find a thread explaining this 'technique'. Here it is : http://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/24013/how-to-link-to-a-certain-part-of-a-website

Here's an example that positions you a little ways down from the top of the page : http://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/24013/how-to-link-to-a-certain-part-of-a-website#answer-24016

Anyway, I may be one of the few people left on the planet who didn't know how to do this, but just in case I'm not, I wanted to share it . Enjoy and have a good one. :)

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Hey,

  I thought I would take a few minutes and append a link to this thread. A few times, I've clicked on links embedded in posts in the forums and I noticed they took me to a specific location on the page rather than positioning me at the top of the webpage. I noticed the # followed by a number appended to the url. I was curious about this and was able to find a thread explaining this 'technique'. Here it is : http://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/24013/how-to-link-to-a-certain-part-of-a-website

Here's an example that positions you a little ways down from the top of the page : http://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/24013/how-to-link-to-a-certain-part-of-a-website#answer-24016

Anyway, I may be one of the few people left on the planet who didn't know how to do this, but just in case I'm not, I wanted to share it . Enjoy and have a good one. :)

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@kongondo 

Hey, sorry for the late reply. Thank you for pointing this technique out. I've already used it a few times. Very helpful. Have a good one.

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If search is you thing you should try out Devonagent, although it's not free. I find it the best web search out there. I can search using multiple search engine's simulateanously and as well as set it to just search one domain. I also like the way it highlights the exact search term on every result and that the results can be saved to an archive, exported or added to Devonthink. There's also a mindmap of terms related to your search term that can be clicked to change the search. You can also use Boolean search operators. I'm not associated to devonagent, but have used it for years and it makes my life so much easier.

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A couple more options for searching the PW website more easily:

 

1) New search feature in the ProcessWire Info panel in TracyDebugger 

https://processwire.com/talk/topic/12208-tracy-debugger/?do=findComment&comment=153342

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2) Custom search for Alfred (customizable Spotlight type app for Mac)

Simply type "pw" and then your search term:

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These are the settings to configure Alfred to do this search:
https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Aprocesswire.com%2F {query}

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You might also want to consider adding the following:

pwapi : https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Aprocesswire.com%2Fapi%2Fref%2F {query}

pwblog : https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Aprocesswire.com%2Fblog%2F {query}

pwtalk : https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Aprocesswire.com%2Ftalk%2F {query}

 

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