Is there a way to get search function in a specific forum?

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  1. plazzman

    plazzman Adept

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    I was wondering if it's possible to somehow implement the search function, in a specific forum/subforum.

    For example, I have a subforum where we have something like 300+ videos, is there a way to add the search function just to that section?

    I know that you can filter search results with the main search function, but is there a way to have it work only at and on that one forum?

    I have included a pic to make things clearer if you're still confused.

    Thanks very much.

    EDIT: I see there is a vb specific section, so please feel free to move this there.
     
  2. hockeystar165

    hockeystar165 Newcomer

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    First make sure all the videos have a tag
    On the ribbon at the top of the site with user cp click search scroll down to search in forums click the forum its in and put in keywords
     
  3. Soliloquy

    Soliloquy Regular Member

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  4. plazzman

    plazzman Adept

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    Awesome, I shall try that out and see how it goes.
     
  5. Wayne Luke

    Wayne Luke Regular Member

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    You're using vBulletin. At the top of every thread list in every forum there is a search dropdown specific to that forum in the default style.

    To do what you want in the image you just need to create a form and submit the right values.
    HTML:
    <div id="search_box">
    <form id="search_form" method="post" action="search.php">
    <input type="hidden" value="process" name="do" />
    <input type="hidden" value="0" name="showposts" />
    <input type="hidden" value="0" name="childforums" />
    <input type="hidden" value="XX" name="forumchoice[]"
    <input type="hidden" value="" name="s"/>
    <input type="hidden" value="$bbuserinfo[securitytoken]" name="securitytoken" />
    <input type="text" id="s" value="Search this site..." name="query" onfocus="javascript:if(this.value=='Search this site...') this.value='';" onblur="if(this.value=='')this.value='Search this forum...'" />
    <input type="image" src="http://www.adminaddict.net/forum/images/fun/misc/search.gif" width="35" height="28" id="go" alt="Search" title="Search"  />
    </form>
    </div>
    
    Replace XX above for forumchoice[] with the forum id that you want to search.
     
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  6. plazzman

    plazzman Adept

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    You sir, are the freakin MAN
     
  7. ArnyVee

    ArnyVee Regular Member

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    plazzman, if/when you do it, please share to check it out :D
     
  8. tryfuhl

    tryfuhl Champion

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    very nice
     

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