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Search HTML Blocks

Post by pacstar » Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:04 pm

Pablo,

Is there a way to "find" a phrase in HTML blocks.

For example I have HTML code in a Flex container that has the code for my "Buy Now" button which links to our shopping cart. I need to find the phrase "SC41-170" (which is a product part number) which is in my HTML. I don't know specifically what page that item is on, but if I can search for that phrase, it should take me right to the proper page(s) and now I can make edits to it easily.

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Re: Search HTML Blocks

Post by Pablo » Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:35 pm

You can use Ctrl+F to open the find window.
Or else via the context menu.

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Re: Search HTML Blocks

Post by pacstar » Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:04 pm

All I'm getting is "WYSIWIG" Web Builder has finished searching the document"

No results.

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Re: Search HTML Blocks

Post by Pablo » Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:51 am

I meant in the 'Object HTML' window.

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Re: Search HTML Blocks

Post by pacstar » Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:47 am

Yeah, That wouldn't help. :(

I was hoping to be able to use the find feature to be able to find what page the code is on.

If I open the Object Html window, then I presumably already know the page.

If the Ctrl F <entire web site> option was able to scan Object Html windows, that would work.

I'm looking for a way to find a product using the HTML product code if I don't know the exact page(s) it is on. Or looking for a way to find and change Html I've entered universally.

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Re: Search HTML Blocks

Post by Pablo » Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:13 am

You can use Site HTML to add the code to all pages or else add the code to the master page.

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Re: Search HTML Blocks

Post by pacstar » Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:13 pm

I think I'm not communicating my question properly. :?

If I select <> HTML from the toolbox, it allows me to insert HTML code block onto a page. Here is an example page:

https://www.pacificcoastcanam.com/k&n-cm-9910.htm

The "Add to Cart" button on that page is created using my shopping carts HTML code which links to my shopping cart. That particular product part number is "KNCM-9910" which is included in my HTML code. (You can view that if you mouse over the button)

So lets say later I want to find what page this item is on since I have 10000 products (and that particular item may be on multiple pages) to do a price change or change a picture?

Is there a way to do a search for "KNCM-9910" and have WYSIWYG find that phrase by searching my HTML in the HTML blocks? IF there is, I can simply say search for "product "X"" and find my items and make changes quickly.

Thank, and sorry for the confusion.

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Re: Search HTML Blocks

Post by Pablo » Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:16 pm

Sorry, this is not possible.

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Re: Search HTML Blocks

Post by pacstar » Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:12 pm

Pablo wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:16 pm
Sorry, this is not possible.
Pablo,
Is in not possible at all? Or is it just not possible as the program currently is?

If it could be, I'll add it to the WYSIWIG suggestions, but I would like to be able to properly phrase the suggestion. Is it possible for a search feature be created to search within html blocks?

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Re: Search HTML Blocks

Post by Pablo » Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:41 pm

I meant, there is no way to search for HTML code. Because WWB is not a code editor. The code only exists when you publish or preview the page. Internally, all data is binary.

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Re: Search HTML Blocks

Post by WWBman » Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:04 pm

Here's a very crude way of searching for strings in css, html, php etc.
It might come in useful!

Publish the Entire Web Site - option HTML files only to a local folder.
Using a Windows CMD prompt (or the Windows 10 equivalent)
Navigate to the folder containing the Publish output.
I just do a series of cd.. until I get to the c:\> prompt then cd 'folder' (or to wherever the folder is)
copy *.html+*.php merged.txt (or whichever file types you want to search)
exit
Then open the merged.txt file in a text editor to search.

EDIT:
There are programs that merge text files and write a record containing the filename before each file.
So that should enable you to easily see on which page the string has been found.
I can’t remember the programs at the moment; I might look for them tomorrow.

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Re: Search HTML Blocks

Post by pacstar » Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:12 am

Pablo wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:41 pm
I meant, there is no way to search for HTML code. Because WWB is not a code editor. The code only exists when you publish or preview the page. Internally, all data is binary.
But isn't code technically a bunch of text until you publish it? I'm technically not looking for the code, I'm looking for specific text within the HTML blocks. Hmmm?

Oh well...

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Re: Search HTML Blocks

Post by BaconFries » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:03 am

But isn't code technically a bunch of text until you publish it? I'm technically not looking for the code, I'm looking for specific text within the HTML blocks
Yes and No. The answer is still the same....Lets see if this helps. If you view the page code / text and any scripts used, by going to Page HTML in the top window you can visually see the the page source, but you cannot edit it.... why? because it is for visual purposes only, it does not exist, it only exists once published. So if it doesn't exist then there is nothing to search for...

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Re: Search HTML Blocks

Post by WWBman » Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:35 pm

I've just realised I already have a program that will do what you want. :oops:
It is SearchMyFiles from http://www.nirsoft.net
I normally use it to search for files but it can also search for text within files.
For each file found it displays on one line the file name, folder etc.

So you just have to do the Publish to local folder (preferably empty) and run SearchMyFiles.
It is portable so doesn't need installing.

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/search_my_files.html

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