Simple Tutorial



Basically, there are three steps to having a Webglimpse search form on your site: install the software, configure the archives (indexes) and customize the web output.

Since the installation tasks will vary depending upon which version of Webglimpse you are installing and what system you are installing on, we will begin with an overview of configuring your site and creating the archives. (You can find detailed installation information under Section III - Installation and Configuration)

Once you complete your installation, you will see a message similar to the following:

Done with install! You may use  

This is the path to the administrative module where you will do your archive configuration. You should copy and paste this path into your web browser and hit enter.

You will be prompted to enter the user name and password which you assigned during the install process. This will bring you to the archive manager. If this is your first time installing, the list will be empty. Click the "Add New Archive" button to begin. The New Archive screen will be presented to you, as shown in Figure 1 below.

Figure 1

Here you can enter a title and description for your new archive, and optionally select a category and language. The language doesn't restrict the sites you can include, but it does select a template and character set for the search form and results page. Then you will click on one of the buttons at the bottom:

After entering the specific directory or URL to index and entering settings such as maximum number of pages, you will come to the main control screen for managing your archive.


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