Create a Search Provider

Post Reply
Reprotected
Posts: 458
Joined: Tue May 27, 2008 9:18 pm

Create a Search Provider

Post by Reprotected » Sun Aug 31, 2008 2:37 am

Currently, there are no search providers for MyWOT in Internet Explorer or in Firefox, and it would be nice to add one in instead of going into mywot.com and needing to type in the website through there.
Search Providers are the search engine bars on the top right of the browser beside your address bar.

However, it can be made with Internet Explorer (8b2 I have tried)
1. Go to http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/searchguide/en-en/default.mspx
2. Locate Create your own
3. Below Paste the URL of the Search results page URL, paste in "http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/TEST" (must be TEST, no lowercase)
4. Name it
5. Click Install
6. Click Add Provider (optional: make it a default)
7. IE will now have a search provider for MyWOT!

With Mozilla Firefox, I am not sure.

logicman
Posts: 378
Joined: Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:58 am

Search provider.

Post by logicman » Sun Aug 31, 2008 2:53 am

Great idea, Reprotected.

I only use the fox, and it has a search feature for (pssst: whisper ... SA)

Stay safe! :-)

Sami
Posts: 6987
Joined: Sat Oct 07, 2006 11:43 am

Smart Keywords in Firefox

Post by Sami » Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:19 am

There's a neat feature in Firefox called [url=http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Smart+keywords t=_self]smart keywords[/url], which allows you to create a shortcut for any search field:
  • Open [url=https://www.mywot.com/ t=_self]the front page[/url] and right click the search field on the top right corner.
  • Select "Add a Keyword for this Search" from the pop-up menu.
  • Type in a name for the bookmark and select a keyword for it. For example, the letter

    Code: Select all

    s
    
    will do.
  • Click "Add" to save the bookmark.
You can then simply type

Code: Select all

s example.com
to the address bar to open the scorecard for example.com.

This seems to always load the front page first, which makes the operation just a bit slower, so instead, you may want to [url=http://kb.mozillazine.org/Using_keyword_searches t=_self]create your own bookmark[/url], which opens the scorecard directly:
  • Open "Bookmarks" -> "Organize Bookmarks...".
  • Choose a folder, right click it, and select "New bookmark..." from the pop-up menu.
  • Choose a name for the bookmark. I used WOT Scorecards, but the name doesn't really matter.
  • Type in

    Code: Select all

    http://www.mywot.com/scorecard/%s
    
    to the Location field. Here,

    Code: Select all

    %s
    
    will be replaced with the host name when you use the bookmark.
  • For the Keyword field, choose any keyword you like, I still prefer

    Code: Select all

    s
    
    , but if you used that one already, choose a different keyword or delete the other bookmark.
  • Click "Add" to save the bookmark.
Now, typing

Code: Select all

s example.com
on the address bar takes you directly to the scorecard.

YoKenny
Posts: 1179
Joined: Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:52 pm

It works great on IE8 beta2

Post by YoKenny » Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:59 am

It works great on IE8 beta2

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests