This stack allows visitors to search for text on your website without any complicated set up on your part or laborious manual text entry, and without needing any additional stacks or plugins. This makes it the simplest way we found so far to add a basic – but solid – search feature to any Rapidweaver website.
At its simplest, you can just drop a Live Search stack onto the page where you want the search box to appear and publish the site (searching won’t work in Preview, you have to publish the page). And that’s it. From then on, if a visitor types a word into the search box that appears in a text or header stack, Live Search will return a list of results with the chosen word highlighted, together with clickable headers so you can jump straight to the appropriate page. Live Search will also look inside other stacks – like tab and toggle stacks where the content may be initially hidden – though results aren’t formatted as elegantly as those of stacks containing ordinary text; it works OK though. The stack also includes a couple of useful snippets – the first is designed to be pasted into non-Stacks pages (maybe a Styled Text page, for example) and makes them instantly searchable, while the second lets you place the results window (which appears under the search bar by default) anywhere you can paste it.
For searching ‘straight’ text on Stacks and non-Stacks pages, Live Search is the simplest, most painless way we’ve found yet to add search to your Rapidweaver website; and for something that’s so easy to use, it’s surprisingly powerful too. Highly recommended.