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plodz
10-25-2003, 08:23 AM
Hi there.
I was trying to make shorter descriptions, but no succes.

I would like It to be like 150 characters, I tried to put that value in config, but it still creates larger descriptions.

In other words, I have desriptions like 4 lines of text, and I would like to have only 2 lines of text.

And another thing; I does something like that:

...part of the texton site ... ...bla bla bla... ...sdf gsdgsdg dsgdsg...

Does it show a context of the keyword?

Well, my wish is to be not longer ( whole description) than 150-160 characters.

Please Help
Paul

Charter
10-25-2003, 09:03 AM
Hi. Try changing define('DISPLAY_SNIPPETS_NUM',4); to define('DISPLAY_SNIPPETS_NUM',2); in the config file. This shold make it so that there are a max of two ... keyword in here ... ... keyword also in here ... displayed in the results.

plodz
10-25-2003, 09:20 AM
huh, Idid that just now, but :

those snippets are not more than 2 , but they are too long (180 characters),
if there are 2 snippets in one description, it makes 360 charecters.

and what I want is something about 160-180 caracters for whole descriptions, so if I set 2 snippets, they got to be not larger than 90-100 characters.

Somethings wrong with it: I will post 2 lines of my config:

define('SUMMARY_DISPLAY_LENGTH',190); //Max chars displayed in description

define('DISPLAY_SNIPPETS_NUM',2); //Max snippets to display

and if still displays more than I wish.
I even tryied to crawl again after changing config values. No luck.

Huh help please.
THX
Plodz1

Charter
10-25-2003, 09:45 AM
Hi. Oh, I see. Try setting DISPLAY_SUMMARY to true and DISPLAY_SNIPPETS to false and SUMMARY_DISPLAY_LENGTH to 160.

plodz
10-25-2003, 10:05 AM
oki i did that, but it doesn't show description at all, then ??

Plodz1

plodz
10-25-2003, 10:14 AM
Well thats becouse some pages doesn't have descriptions in meta, so best way is to reduce numer of words in snippets?

Do You know how to do that??

THX
Paul

Charter
10-25-2003, 01:37 PM
Hi. The DISPLAY_SUMMARY starts at the beginning and goes to SUMMARY_DISPLAY_LENGTH whereas the DISPLAY_SNIPPETS is per line and displays DISPLAY_SNIPPETS_NUM snippets.

To get SUMMARY_DISPLAY_LENGTH to work with DISPLAY_SNIPPETS_NUM try the following.

In the libs directory, open search_function.php and find the following:

if(eregi($reg_strings,$extract_content)) {

and right afterwards put the following:

$match_this_spot = str_replace('<','&lt;',str_replace('>','&gt;',trim($match_this_spot)));
$match_this_spot = eregi_replace($reg_strings,"\\\\1<\\\\2>\\\\3",$extract_content);
$first_bold_spot = strpos($match_this_spot,"<");
$first_bold_spot = max($first_bold_spot - round((SUMMARY_DISPLAY_LENGTH / 2),0), 0);
$extract_content = substr($extract_content,$first_bold_spot,max(SUMMARY_DISPLAY_LENGTH, 2 * strlen($query_string)));

Now set DISPLAY_SUMMARY to false, DISPLAY_SNIPPETS to true, DISPLAY_SNIPPETS_NUM to X snippets, and SUMMARY_DISPLAY_LENGTH to Y characters so that X times Y equals 160.

Also, the length of the text displayed between the dots is dependent on the length of that line in the respective file in the text_content directory.

That means that if the length of the line equals Z characters, which is less than Y characters, then only Z characters will be displayed between the dots.

Remember to remove any "word" wrapping in the above code. ;)

plodz
10-26-2003, 05:24 AM
welll I got blank page with errors:

Parse error: parse error in phpdig/libs/search_function.php on line 302


Fatal error: Call to undefined function: phpdigsearch() in /public_html/search.php on line 47

thx anyway
Plodz1

Charter
10-26-2003, 07:45 AM
Hi. The above code is currently working in the demo. Maybe a typo was introduced somewhere during the copy-paste?