[Typo3] Can somebody PLEASE show me how to get a searchbox

Scotty C superscotty19 at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 9 18:38:21 CET 2005


I was really hoping the list wouldn't amoun to this,
but since you insist on taking shots at my
intelligence and know nothing about me, I will
hopefully try to clear the air in the most diplomatic
way possible.

This is not the first site I've worked on with Typo. I
have been working with Typo for ~4 months, I own the
Typo3 book, and I've read the majority of manuals in
the documentation matrix. Your links accmplished
nothing, and proved my point once more - let me
explain by referencing your footnotes:

1.) This is a link to Google, where people are posting
their problems with indexed-search - there is no
2,3,4.) This has nothing to do with indexed_search

I hope that you can see where I'm going with this. If
I was hasty in asking for help, I'm sorry, but I just
want an answer - I don't need snide remarks. If you're
too smart for this list, then please pay no mind to my
"inferior" question ... or at worst case, bear with me
and give me a link (much like Peter did - btw, thanks
again Peter!). I guess I just don't understand why
people even bother talking if they can't help.

Open sorce software is meant to be in the spirit of
learning, and so far this morning, all I've done is
become frustrated with people like you. At this point,
I'd like to tell the whole list that once I actually
find the resources I'm looking for, I am going to post
a complete step-by-step tutorial so nobody else has to
endure what I did. I may have sounded "whiney", or
"ridiculous", but at least my whines will end up
helping people and bettering the product.


--- Christopher <bedlamhotel at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 09/12/05, Scotty C <superscotty19 at yahoo.com>
> wrote:
> <snip>
> > I am very
> > serious about this issue because it involves a big
> > project with a deadline.
> It's fairly clear that you haven't  yet learned the
> _basics_ of Typo3.
> Why would you take on a large project based on a
> large, complex system
> that you're not even familiar with? Don't expect
> much sympathy on the
> lists...
> > Second, if the question "has already been answered
> > several times", why was I unable to find it
> anywhere
> > on the Typo3 site or Google?
> Good question. I get several useful results at the
> top of the very
> first page of the very first search I try [1].
> > This is exactly the point
> > of my original email - everything is "supposed" to
> be
> > so easy, and just plug-in to the site,
> Nobody on _this_list told you learning Typo3 was
> easy. Where did you
> hear _that_? Read around the lists; Typo3 is _not_
> suitable for
> one-off projects. The system is complex enough that
> the time it takes
> to become reasonably sophisticated with it is
> usually from several
> months (at the bare minimum!) to two or three
> _years_. Because of
> this, it makes little sense for someone who only
> intends to build one
> website with it to use Typo3.
> > but rarely do
> > extensions ever work, and I know I'm not the only
> > person noticing this.
> This is patently ridiculous. It makes no sense to
> conclude that
> something doesn't works simply because _you_ don't
> know _how_ it
> works.
> > On top of that, documentation is
> > very poor and further,
> More ridiculous still. In what way is it poor? Tens
> of thousands of
> Typo3 sites have been built on the basis of the
> existing
> documentation. If you have specific recommendations
> for documentation,
> then suggest them to the author(s), but please don't
> just whine about
> it.
> The main problem here (as far as I can judge from
> this thread) is that
> you are expecting to find advice for how to use
> Typoscript _generally_
> (and, in particular, the TEMPLATE object [2]) in a
> specific extension
> manual. If you think the documentation is hard to
> follow now, imagine
> how bloated it would be if every single manual
> explained how to use
> any possible combination of TS all over again...
> > mailing lists seem to reply
> > with some smart remark rather than help! If
> there's
> > documentation, then great! But please, tell me
> where
> > it is! I
> No doubt this will be interpreted as some kind of
> sarcastic remark,
> but you _must_ learn typoscript to get anywhere with
> Typo3. Your best
> option at the moment is probably to revisit the
> GoLive tutorial--since
> it uses the methods you're having trouble with. You
> should probably
> also go through the relevant parts of the Typoscript
> By Example
> manual.
> <snip>
> -Christopher
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]
> [4]
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