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  1. It’s debatable on a vanilla install of WordPress. But for the Tavern, with some of the content in WordPress, and some in vBulletin, it makes sense to use Google CSE so that you can get search results from the whole site at the same time.


  2. Installing the CSE was easy but as far as I am concerned the jury is still out with regards to the question if it is really needed on a WordPress blog. I am not fully convinced yet. Maybe the difference between a CSE and the default WordPress search will be more evident on blogs with big databases. Thanks for the link.


  3. Good points about being able to search both a forum and blog this way. I have two sites which have both forum and WordPress installations in them and it would make a lot of sense to share the same search tool rather than them having to operate separately from each other.

    I wonder if bbPress and WordPress can share the same search results?


  4. @JLeuze – You make a good point. There is no way to search both the forum and the site since it’s two separate systems and this would bridge the gap. Now you’ve given me a reason to give it a try.

    @Lyndi – Well, that doesn’t sound good. I’m looking forward to your published results though. It couldn’t be any worst than the default offering right?

    @Ryan – Not sure about the search between bbPress and WordPress but Josh ended up giving me a reason to install GCSE.


  5. @Jeffro – I set up Google CSE on one site that had some static pages, WordPress, and phpBB, it was a pretty painless procedure, but I did spend some extra time getting the results page to match the rest of the site.

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