OT: Website Needs

S. Dale Morrey sdalemorrey at gmail.com
Fri Apr 26 18:46:49 MDT 2013


I saw a word press plugin (and a drupal module too) that allows deep
document searching of doc, docx & pdf not too long ago.
That would probably be the easiest way to go, plus it doesn't give all his
information to google for advertising purposes.


On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 5:36 PM, Michael Torrie <torriem at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 04/26/2013 04:00 PM, Nathan England wrote:
> > I have a friend who writes articles and has several hundred word
> documents that he
> > has accumulated over the years. He wants to put the articles on a
> website where
> > others can easily download them.
> >
> > Naturally I would like to be able to search the documents, but he
> doesn't care
> > about that. He wants them listed in categories or folders and easy to
> navigate.
> >
> > Short of a regular page with  a link to a php directory listing of his
> folders and files,
> > can you offer any suggestions?
>
> Perhaps Google Docs would act as a good repository for his documents.
> He can create a page that links to them, or offer a whole folder for
> browsing and searching, all within Google Docs.
>
> Alternatively he could convert them to html and offer them as static web
> pages.  This would have the benefit of being searchable with standard
> search sites, and allow people to browse his articles without having to
> download a doc file (potentially dangerous for netizens to do!) and open
> them in a word processor.  Perhaps a CMS could host this and even allow
> posting of comments if he wished that.
>
> Posting the doc or odt files and listing them in an html index file
> works, but it would never be my first choice if I were a potential
> browser of his documents.  Just seems a bit cumbersome.
>
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