We have local valley news. It is created with Publisher and PDF versions are made available on the web see https://www.itchenvalleyparishcouncil.org.uk/itchen-valley-news/ I would like to know if it would be possible to set up a search facility for the documents. Something along the lines of at the same time as the PDF's are made available on the website somebody runs some software that creates/updates index(s) that a search facility could then use. The website currently uses WordPress.

Ideally Free.


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    What content management system are you using for your website? Or is it self-made PHP? – Nicolas Raoul Feb 6 '19 at 1:04
  • It is not my website, it is run/supplied by the local council. Looking at the site it looks to me like a Wordpress site. I was under the impression that as Wordpress is implemented with PHP one could also have other PHP applications hosted without too much expense. – Keith Sloan Feb 6 '19 at 21:12
  • So, once you have found a solution, you will suggest to the council to run that tool on the same server, if I understand correctly? It would really help if you could make absolutely sure what CMS they are using. – Nicolas Raoul Feb 7 '19 at 2:15
  • According to the website it is designed and maintained by TLC online. See tlc-online.co.uk. As to CMS, Wordpress is a CMS. If I can find a solution I will give the information to a lead editor (One of 4 - they rotate round on a monthly basis to spread the load) so he can discuss with the person who handles the web site of things, who will no doubt have to talk to TLC online. I don't want to talk to TLC online as they are a business and will be looking to rack up charges. I run my own website on a Raspberry Pi and could host a Wordpress or PHP service to provide a search. – Keith Sloan Feb 7 '19 at 4:17
  • But it would be better if the search facility was on the same server as the PDF versions of the magazine. – Keith Sloan Feb 7 '19 at 4:18

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