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Tutorial 4 - Site Search


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7 January 2009 at 1:58pm (Last edited: 7 January 2009 2:12pm), Community Member, 50 Posts

As mentioned by others I have followed this tutorial and got the search facility showing up on the screen. However it produces no results. When I type in a nonsense string that wont be found there is no message coming up telling me that the search was unsuccessful so it feels like the results feature is not being found. I would greatly appreciate help on finding what I have done wrong.


7 January 2009 at 2:47pm 4085 Posts

Please post your code and the error you're getting.


7 January 2009 at 4:52pm Community Member, 50 Posts

No Errors are being generated. When I enter a valid search string the screen refreshs but nothing else happens. there is no message when an invalid string is entered and not found. The files that I modified for this feature are page.php, and I have attached these files.


1 February 2010 at 6:41am Community Member, 4 Posts

Hi, Just had problems with search myself. I found that the Page.php file had the following line at the bottom.
return $this->customise($data)->renderWith(array('Page_results', 'Page')); so it was looking for a file titled But my actual file was The fix is to rename them to match. I changed the page.php file to look for and it all started working. In retrospect, perhaps I should have done it the other way by renaming the file.