We have a complex CMS system and so we have to index the site using the spider mode. However due to the size of the site it is quicker for us to index our local development copy at http://localhost
I know you can edit the baseURL by clicking more -> edit to change to the live domain. Thus i have
Spider URL = http://localhost/
Base URL = http://www.livedomain.com/;http://localhost
The local copy and live copy are identical except for the URL.
However the results output from the search still use the http://localhost and so the search won't work when uploaded to the live site http://www.livedomain.com
When i set the BaseURL to just http://www.livedomain.com/ then no content gets indexed
So how do i achieve the above, spider a site at URL http://localhost/ but have a different baseURL
Last edited by cadman96; 01-30-2008 at 03:04 PM.
I figured it out.
If you click on "Configure" then click "Indexing Options" there is a "rewrite links" section simply fill out the box.
Thus based on my example
Find in URL = http://localhost/
Replace with = http://www.livedomain.com/
Also you simply leave the BaseURL as the spiderURL i.e http://localhost
Zoomsearch is cool!!!
Glad to hear you've worked it out. Yes, that's a perfect example for when the "Rewrite links" option can be of help.
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