Google Custom Search
3rd Party (Commercial)
Current Version: 1.2.1
Minimum EE Version: 2.8.0
Release Date: Nov 16, 2015
EE Version Support
- ExpressionEngine 2
- ExpressionEngine 3
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- Multi Site Manager
- Stand Alone Entry Form
- Low Variables
- Content Elements
- Better Workflow
- jQuery for the Control Panel
Display search results from your Google Custom Search Engine using standard EE template tags via the Google Custom Search API.
This module is a great search solution for your site if:
- you have a low-to-medium traffic site;
- you want better relevance when searching, including the ability to add synonyms for search terms and more;
- you need to include the contents of PDF files in your search results;
- you need to search non-EE content (e.g., static HTML files) or content from other domains or sites, in addition to your EE content;
The Google Custom Search API currently limits searches to 100 results per query, and 100 free queries per day. There is no daily query limit if you enable billing on your account (additional queries are $5 per 1000 queries, per day.)
Google Custom Search also integrates with Snaptcha to prevent spam searches from using up your queries and filling your search log with junk. (A simpler, but less-ruthless “honeypot” anti-spam measure is included for those who don’t use Snaptcha.)
Google Custom Search Links
This entry was created June 22, 2011, 10:20 am.
This entry was last updated November 16, 2015, 11:03 am.
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