How to install Doofinder without using a plugin

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Is your website created without using a CMS? Don’t worry, you can still use Doofinder to improve your site search. Here is what you need:

  • Doofinder account
  • Product data feed
  • Script

How to create an account

First of all, you need to create a Doofinder account by clicking here, if you don't have one already.

Doofinder Search Engine Configuration

Once you've created your account and validated the mail you will land in Doofinder search engine setup.

New Search Engine

Name your search engine and fill in the url of your site.

Choose Platform

Because you are not using any platform that offers a plugin, choose other e-commerce or I'll use my own content feed. Configure the language and currency that will be used for the search.

Configure your Data Feed

In here you can upload and index your product data feed. You can add the data source in several ways, uploading a file to our servers or configuring a public URL. If you don’t have it ready yet, just click Skip. I’ll do it later.

Notice: INFO: You will need to have or generate a product data feed, like a google shopping feed. Here you will find all the information regarding the feed. You can also index your catalog coding our Management API if you prefer.

Great! Almost done…

We will now generate the Javascript. When you get to this page, click on Yes, let’s go!

1 of 4 - Confirm your site's URL:

Confirm the url of the site and click on continue, leave the Platform field empty, or select other.

2 of 4 - Layer Type:

Choose the type of Layer to present the search results, Classic, Fullscreen or Compact and click on continue. Remember you can always change this at a later date.

3 of 4 - Show Layer:

Search Box Click on the Choose search box button and then click in the search bar on your site. You will see a preview of the layer. Click on continue.

4 of 4 - Layer Options:

In here, You have the possibility to modify the appearance of the layer:

  • Display Options: Change the size of the layer

  • Position Options: Modify the positioning of the layer

  • Facets Options: Change the size and positioning of the filters

  • Search History: Select the checkbox if you want to include Search History plugin

To finish the configuration, just click on save.

Once you have your script ready, you only need to copy and paste it into the header or footer section of your HTML code. Make sure this script is present on all your pages.

Also, you can configure the script in your site via Google Tag Manager

Internal search

If you want to fully enjoy the Doofinder search and get the Doofinder results in your search page, you will need to do some extra work. You have 2 options in order to implement Doofinder as internal search, coding our Search API or replacing your search results page using the embedded layer