Search function

Bjarne Varöystrand shared this idea 1 year ago
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A search function in the public side of Koken would enhance the whole Koken experiance.

Comments (52)

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I'd love to see this function! Really!

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We just need simple small search icon that opens minimalistic modal or search box and search layout just like galleries.

Also additional wish: you can mark for each photo, is it searchable, including "not listed". I upload maybe 20 pics from series, 1 is visible in portfolio feed, but when i search, i get them all.

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I would like to

ask about search function for frontend as well. It is present in the backend and

is great (categories search, tag search, name search) yet it isn't

available for frontend and it's a pity. Thank you I really appreciate what you are doing with Koken.

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Some news on this topic, we have successfully integrated a searchfunction powered by Google, in to our OxyGen theme! :D

Demo can be seen over at http://varoystrand.se and http://bay3r.de/ Both running the latest snapshot of OxyGen

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I'd like to see this as well! As Tomas said, it's already in backend and it's great. Please, integrate it into frontend too! Thank you

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Koken is fantastic. Missing only the search function for users. I therefore agree with the above requests.

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Want this! Really! Agree with guys here!

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it`s the only thing i am currently missing.

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Let the search contain a combination of

[x] all types of metadata

[x] grouped by

[x] sorted by

and let (after presenting the result screen) the following reward to the user be

[x] download full size/thumbnails + metadata in XMP

or

[x] download text

or

[x] download essays

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I would particularly welcome a combining search with

Set / Album / Category / Tags

through dropdown + checkbox (+fast all/not all)

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I too would absolutely love this. I've spent countless hours keywording my photos in Lightroom using standard IPTC metadata tags. Sadly, none of those are searchable - not even really on the backend.

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For the beginning it would be enough to add search capabilities for keywords/tags. Later on it would be a cool feature to search for everything, e.g. like EXIF data.

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Please add this feature - why there are keywords, categories and titles when none of them are searchable?

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Hi Koken-Team,

let me know if and how we can support this request. Would love to get this done.

Thanks very much!

Roland

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Proper search function is the only thing we need to run CC0 free stock photo site on Koken. Come on Koken, please! It's already searchable in the backend.

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Koken Premium Themes now include front-end tag search! Update to version .22.15 and update the themes.

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Indeed. If a search function is ever implemented, I do hope that it willing encompass Controlled Vocabulary keywords. I've worked pretty hard standardizing on keywords that photo buyers actually look for (and that all the big agencies use too) For reference:

http://www.controlledvocabulary.com

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Me, too! What about a paid plugin? I'd buy it.

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I am very surprised this is not an option already. Please implement and include tag support.

Thanks

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Could it be withheld to protect the marketshare of other programs? I would find that very vexing.

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Perhaps, I could not believe it was missing at first. How can you even possibly consider having this be a store with no search function? People are supposed to spend hours browsing for something. You know what I mean?

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I would like to be able to use the EXIF or IPTC data keywords to be able to return an array of images, such as a query to "www.myServer.com/koken/?images="category:portraits", or something like that, and it would return either all the images, or an array of the URLs of the images that match that (it could be truncated or partial URLs, or simply the image names or paths).

I specifically want to use my pictures in a native iOS/Android app, so I only need "raw" search and result return.

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I couldn't agree more. But for me, it's not for the direct sale of photos, but rather so that photo editors & art directors can pick out a selection of photos that have been drilled-down by keyword tags. I use an IPTC compliant controlled vocabulary that buyers are already familiar with.

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In progress? Thanks!

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That's awesome. Thanks Guys!

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Koken Premium Themes now include front-end tag search! Update to version .22.15 and update the themes.

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This is great! But: is there any possibility to combine tags in the search, e.g. portrait AND women? Thanks!

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Matching multiple tags with concepts such as "and, or, not & like" should be the next enhancement of the search feature. After that we'll look at additional search fields, other than just tags. Search will be iteratively enhanced, so we're leaving this topic "in progress" for now. Then comments will be promoted to their own topic threads for voting.

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Will the 'kokin:search' functions be available for us to code into our own custom themes at some point?

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The koken:search tag is available for use in custom themes. Note: in addition to the tag itself a tag.lens template needs to be created.

http://help.koken.me/customer/portal/articles/828690-lens-tags#kokensearch

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Thanks Mike... Now included in my active theme's header template and seems to be working pretty well. https://lumiworx.com

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Works perfectly well, I've added it for now via a separate page - very easy.

Thanks very much Koken Team!!

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Sorry - it does not work for Apple IOS Devices.

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Roland... Not that it helps with IOS, but your page does work for me in Firefox and Chrome on both Android 4.2.2 (tablet) and 5.1 (phone).

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Good to know, thx very much Randy

@Koken Team: Any chance to get this working? Have checked settings, Java is enabled and Iphone 6s runs IOS 10.2.1. Will check later on ipad, but would say there will be no difference.

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It works from iOS. See regale.koken.me search tag Landscape.

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iOS doesn't support the HTML5 datalist element yet. Koken might try to shim that functionality in a future release.

http://caniuse.com/#feat=datalist

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More details: it works in IOS as long as search input is available as single expression in tag list. Give it a try and test on my page and search for "Nikon" (no results) and with "Nikon D4" and you will get a list with results. In MacOS Safari and FireFox it works.

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Does the search function looks only for photo tags? Is it possible to search for file/picture names? Couldn't see that in the examples in the last Newsletter.

Any plans to make the the search function as a paid plug-in for free themes? That would be great and I would definetly buy it.

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You could easily put the filename into the .xmp, together with the other keywords ;)

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Thanks for the tip but I'm a noob, where do I find the XML file in the koken folder? ;-)

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Wouldn't you upload it together with he picture file itself?

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An image's XMP file is referred to as a 'sidecar' file, since it contains additional descriptive metadata for a photo or graphic (like IPTC or EXIF, but with extended info) that is not embedded into the actual image file itself. It isn't meant to be edited directly, but by any application that would handle the non-destructive editing of the master image file.

It originated from Adobe, but can be written/read to/by many types of software, including PhotoShop, Lightroom, and others. Details: http://www.adobe.com/products/xmp.html

The files are simple XML files and can be edited with some text editors, but for anyone wanting access to metadata, I'd suggest using tools that are purpose-built instead. These are all very good - and free, too...

ExifTool - a multi platform, batch and command line tool: http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/

ExifToolGUI - a Windows frontend for ExifTool: http://u88.n24.queensu.ca/~bogdan/

XNview - File viewer/editor: http://xnview.com

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Hello Koken

Thx for making this possible at all - but why did you try to sell your Premium Themes (wich are not useful for me at least) via a well known and must have feature? Would be much nicer to pay for a plugin instead paing mony for a Theme at least.

Thx again

Roland

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Completely agree...

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Well, I do not mind that a basic free version exists, and also a better pro version.

How one is packaging it is of no importance.

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We'll be adding search to the free themes in time. We'll often release new features in premium themes first and then roll them out to free themes later. If you want to customize your existing theme you can actually add search yourself today. http://help.koken.me/customer/portal/articles/828690-lens-tags#kokenselect

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So, if I want to add tag search, I need to buy a $60 theme and they all include this functionality, including for iphone users? Please advise ASAP...

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Correct.

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Too bad. I bought a commercial theme, but for my purposes one of the free themes is better. No chance to get search functionality in there?

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We'll be adding search to the free themes in time. We'll often release new features in premium themes first and then roll them out to free themes later. If you want to customize your existing theme you can actually add search yourself today. http://help.koken.me/customer/portal/articles/828690-lens-tags#kokenselect

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If you are capable of doing some simple modifications to your theme's code, you can implement the search functionality yourself - or - pay a coder to insert some minimal coding for you. As long as you're using a viable/working Koken theme, you can modify it fairly easily. The above link should point to the <koken:search> tag here: http://help.koken.me/customer/portal/articles/828690-lens-tags#kokensearch

I've done this on my on site, that uses a copy of a heavily modified 'Elementary' free theme: https://lumiworx.com

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What about boolean search?

Is there any example around?

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