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Question about Search

Hi there,

Am I right in thinking that Search will only return a complete word and not a partial word?

I seem to remember someone being pointed in the direction of a third party search tool that could be tied into Perch but I can't find the thread?

Can anyone remember what that tool is and does anyone have any experience of implementing it?

Thanks, John.

John Robinson

John Robinson 7 points

  • 8 months ago
Hussein Al Hammad

Hussein Al Hammad 105 points
Registered Developer

Hello John,

You may be referring to Algolia or Elastic Search.

Jay George built a Perch app to help integrating Algolia with a Perch site. I haven't used it, but you can find it on GitHub: https://github.com/JayGeorge/jaygeorge_perch_algolia_sync

Cheers Hussein, that's great. I'll take a look.

We are considering using datatables search for our site. It will sadly take a while to load.. however the search is almost instantaneous and will search partial words.

I highly recommend addsearch.com. They have a 7 day trial and it’s very easy to hook up.