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Is Wrensoft Zoom Search still viable?

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Jan 10, 2018

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I was just getting ready to update an old website I'd done several years ago and had used Wrensoft Zoom Search.  Unfortunately my license key is no longer working.  I see their website is still up and it looks like the prices on the software haven't changed.   Just curious what other recommendations there might be.  TIA

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Every site is different.  

If you're working with static content and unable to use PHP & MySql to create your own custom search engine, then an off the shelf solution is your only option. 

Freefind.com is an online search engine I sometimes use for client projects because I can add a Template to Freefind that makes their results page look like our main website.

There's always Google Search which is probably more than adequate for most static websites.  I have a tutorial on how to do that below.   Even if you don't use Bootstrap, adding Google to any search from is painless.

Add Google to your Bootstrap Search Bar - https://alt-web.com/

Finally, If Zoom is still doing what you need, keep using it.

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Is Wrensoft Zoom Search still viable?

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I was just getting ready to update an old website I'd done several years ago and had used Wrensoft Zoom Search.  Unfortunately my license key is no longer working.  I see their website is still up and it looks like the prices on the software haven't changed.   Just curious what other recommendations there might be.  TIA

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Correct answer by Nancy OShea | Adobe Community Professional

Every site is different.  

If you're working with static content and unable to use PHP & MySql to create your own custom search engine, then an off the shelf solution is your only option. 

Freefind.com is an online search engine I sometimes use for client projects because I can add a Template to Freefind that makes their results page look like our main website.

There's always Google Search which is probably more than adequate for most static websites.  I have a tutorial on how to do that below.   Even if you don't use Bootstrap, adding Google to any search from is painless.

Add Google to your Bootstrap Search Bar - https://alt-web.com/

Finally, If Zoom is still doing what you need, keep using it.

Nancy

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As far as I know Zoom is still around.  Did you reach out to them about your license?

They have their own support forums.

Forums - Wrensoft Forums for Zoom Search

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Hi Nancy, I had chosen Zoom Search a long time ago at least partially as a result of your recommendation.  Can't remember if it was to me or someone else but I value your opinions.  Do you feel that Zoom Search still the best search engine to use on a Dreamweaver (CS6) website or would your recommend something else?  Good to see you're still here, by the way.

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Every site is different.  

If you're working with static content and unable to use PHP & MySql to create your own custom search engine, then an off the shelf solution is your only option. 

Freefind.com is an online search engine I sometimes use for client projects because I can add a Template to Freefind that makes their results page look like our main website.

There's always Google Search which is probably more than adequate for most static websites.  I have a tutorial on how to do that below.   Even if you don't use Bootstrap, adding Google to any search from is painless.

Add Google to your Bootstrap Search Bar - https://alt-web.com/

Finally, If Zoom is still doing what you need, keep using it.

Nancy

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
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