Full Text Search is a fast, powerful and easy to set up search solution for Umbraco web sites.
Yes, but why?
In working for clients, we found that XLST Search didn’t handle content replacement and wasn’t flexible enough. The main alternative, Examine, required a fair amount of work and know-how to integrate into our sites. So, we decided to write something that can index an entire web page, in the same way that Google does, and allow searching that index with minimal setup and no additional code.
OK, tell me more
Full Text Search indexes the full content of published Umbraco pages, including any macros or shared content.
Out of the box, it allows searching of this index using fuzzy matching, quoted queries, context highlighting and more - all without you having to write a single line of code. It’s intended to fill the gap between the ease of use of XSLT Search and the relative complexity of writing your own solution using Examine.
What are the specifics?
As a result of using Full Text Search, search should be lightning quick, even on sites with large amounts of content. This is because the package is essentially just an intelligent front end to Umbraco’s Examine/Lucene.
For full documentation, source, bugs, and everything else, please see our codeplex page.