Simplesearch provides an easy and really simple way to offer search on your website.
it installs a Class that you can use to execute queries and a managment command you can use to update the indext pages based on a sitemap.xml
1. Add "simplesearch" to your INSTALLED_APPS setting like this::
INSTALLED_APPS = (
2. edit settings.py file to include the location of the search index.
INDEX_DIR = os.path.join(BASE_DIR, 'index')
2. run the command ./manage.py update_search_index <the url of the sitemap>
3. access the search backen from your views with:
from simplesearch import SimpleSiteSearcher
searcher = SimpleSiteSearcher()
results = searcher.search('a query String')
This will return a list like this:
text:'relevant part of the searched text with <b> on the important terms',
url:'the url to the page on your site where the text was found'
you may then use the list in your templates to display the search results.
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