Create a search function for my website


The basis for my website is a small community made up of skilled tradesman and users who are searching for specific trade skills. I refer to these two types of people as 'tradesman' and 'users'.


A tradesman on our website may have the following skills in their profile: decorating, painting, building etc. A user would then be able to go onto our website and type into a search box "I am looking for some decorating to be done" and all the relevant tradesmen with the keyword 'decorating' in their skills part of their profile then appear on a results page for a user to choose from. The problem is that whilst I am capable with PHP and MySQL, I'm unsure how I could begin to build this.


I require a search function which can pick out key words in a sentence (e.g. if a user searched for "I am looking for some decorating to be done" the word decorating would be picked out) and match those key words to skills in a tradesman's profile and return a link to the tradesman's profile in the results page.

The function needs to be scalable and quick to process. It also needs to be Ajax/JQuery enabled so no page refreshment is needed.


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show me the website then show me the url where you need this search to work then i review the PHP code used for your website. after all this i will do the search code for you in 2-3 days and make it with ajax or jquery More

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Hello, Thanks for taking time to read my bid. I have gone through your project requirement for a search feature in your skilled trades man community site and we have confidence to deliver you quality work as we have More

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The basic idea is to create a sort of dictionary defining the list of words that "trigger" each of the skill in your database. For instance, the "painting" skill could be triggered by words like paint, painting, daub, More

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Hi I have understand your problem and I know how to solve it using php , mysql and ajax with jquery. Please accept the bid. I can complete it within 3 days. Please accept the bid. Thanks Shihan

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hi, I am interested to develop search functionality in your website from keyword user will put. Please let me know the existing database format. I will work using AJAX and php. Please see my previous work and let me s More

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Hi, think the best way to do this is to query the db for all words typed but also have a second function that parses out normal words like "I" "looking" "for" etc. Ajaxing so search happens without reload will not be a More

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hi, I am Adams, a full time freelancer proficient in php/mysql/javascript. We will need to extract the keywords out of the searched text and query the database for results. Lets start, Thank you.

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I am a Programmer having 7 years experience in PHP, Mysql, Javascript, Oscommerce, zen cart, Open cart, Ajax, Jquery, Wordpress, joomla, codeIgniter, Drupal, HTML, CSS. Sir, i have read your requirements. I can dev More

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hello, i am informatic with more than 10 years of experiences in different programming languages. I can manage your project in few days... We can do it that way: first we gather all existing skills from DB, then we che More

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hello sir, I have gone through ur requirement and am confident of getting the work done.. While working wit my previous company i worked on a similar module where i designed the search module to search from multiple More

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I have done search functions before and am also familiar enough with AJAX (jQuery). I think I can do it! :)

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