This site is archived. I now update and maintain my blog here.
Your search for search engines returned 18 results.
This is page 1 of 2
My list of archived content by month in the right hand side
navigation of this page was getting a little long. The following
jQuery script replaces the un-ordered list with a select input
which takes up much less page real estate.
The page still looks the same to any passing search engines
var archiveContent = '';
archiveContent += '<option value="'+$('a:first', this).attr('href')
archiveContent = '<li>\n<form id="archiveForm"><select
archiveContent += '</select><input type="submit" value="go
As a result of user feedback, it seems that a few people are
having an issue with failed backups as a result of using a backup
target directory under your web root. This is because Umbraco
backup tries to backup it's own target zip file, causing some
This issue will be fixed with the release of 1.1, however,
unless you have to,Do not backup under the webroot.
Google and other search engines can index zip files and their
contents. One user has already made me aware of some Umbraco blogs
that have zipped versions of their site that have been indexed and
you are able to see the contents of web.config including database
host and password details.
If you are in the unfortunate position of having an ISP who
a little spring cleaning:
Upgraded to Umbraco 4.7
Set up auto tagging of posts using the awesome OpenCalais API
Rewritten search to use Umbraco Examine
Highlighted search results
Used Umbraco base AJAX to start suggesting results... examine to find similarly
Search result highlighting is based upon the
techniques described over on the wiki at our.umbraco.org and
I've also put together an
Umbraco package which allows you to get examine search result
highlighting up and running quickly.
Finally to have a look at Base AJAX search results in action
just start typing a search term in the search box in the
right hand column. As soon as a match is found a window will pop up
' page. I wasn't sure
about this personally as I didn't like the idea of an ever changing
page and how this would affect it's page rank with search engines.
There was no demonstration of how the test results are presented
and whether it breaks users... are just a few extremely basic items
that a leading ECM vendor should take the time to implement. Oh,
and you can't search the developer site for key TeamSite
terminology like DCR, XML and TPL because they are too short.
They've been aware... us that their software is smart and it does all of
that classification, summarisation, stemming and synonym processing
without you having to think. They were also trying to tell us that
it does more than that, an example given was how a search
After a lot of frustration trying to implement content search in Umbraco yesterday I decided that this article may be a good idea.
I wrote it all in one quick sitting, so I haven’t had time to go through it with a fine tooth comb yet and check the spelling and grammar.
The more I write tutorials and docs, the more I become convinced that screencasts are better, so I will try and create the article as a screencast too.
a wiki page over at our umbraco that shows how to highlight
search terms in Umbraco
examine searches using
Lucene.Net.Highlight. Source code is attached to the wiki
The code was lifted from an
original forum post... the result is quite
pleasing - the highlighter will highlight terms even if you are
using fuzzy terms derived from your original search text:
I'd classify this is a 30 minute hack. I don't fully understand
the inner workings of what i've put together. The code effectively
does a search within a search against the query results to perform
the highlighting so I am sure there are efficiency gains to be had.
You can see from the screenshot above that highlighting takes
I'm not really into opinionated blog posts, but just for
If you haven't seen Entourage, then I recommend you watch it.
Here are a couple of clips of Ari -one of the main characters - at
his best. (Not for the easily offended).
Here is a quick demonstration of how to generate PDF files from
PDF Creator for Umbraco. The whole process should take less
than 3 minutes. You can click on the screenshots below for
- Navigate to the Developer section of
- Expand the packages node in the tree and
click "Umbraco package repository".
- Type PDF Creator in the search dialogue.
- In the search results hover over PDF
creator and then click Install Package
- On the resulting screen check the
checkbox labelled Accept License.
- Click the Install Package button.
- Wait for package installation to be
- Navigate to the settings section of Umbraco
I've been hearing a lot of buzz about Ruby on Rails, so I finally got down to running through the tutorial at: http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2005/01/20/rails.html
Pretty impressive I must say, but the jury will be out until I get to try and build something ‘real world’ with it. This might not be for a while, as all of my spare ‘geek’ spare time is being invested in Umbraco at the moment.
I am pretty sure it would handle any of the web projects that usually land at my feet, but it always comes down to whether I ‘like’ it or not.
Also, I did a brief search for UK based shared hosting packages that support ROR and only managed to find one.
Wow, almost a year since my last post and loads of things have changed and happenedWay too much to detail here all at once, but in preparation for codegarden - which I'll be attending - I thought I should get upgraded to Umbraco 3 and get my Blog back onlineI still need to fix the search and update my bio and CV but everything else should be pretty much working againI'll post again over the weekend when I'll be revealing my codegarden treat for you all. Perl for UmbracoOh, and I still eat lots of noodles :) I found out there are a couple of Vietnamese places in Copenhagen, so I'll be checking them out when I am over there.See you all at Tivoli a week MondayDarren