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Displaying the relevance ranking in search results

This article describes how to display the relevance ranking within the search results.

  1. Log in to the FDSE Admin Page.

  2. Go to "User Interface", then scroll down to "Advanced: Edit Templates".

  3. Open the "Line Listing" template. It will look like this:

    <dl>
    <dt><b>%Rank%. <a href="%Redirector%%URL%">%Title%</a></b> %admin_options%</dt>
    	<dd class="sr">
    		%Description%<br />
    		<b>URL:</b> %url% - %Size% - %Day% %Month% %Year%
    		%context_line%
    	</dd>
    </dl>
  4. The relevance value is stored in the %relevance% variable. Add it to the template:

    <dl>
    <dt><b>%Rank%. <a href="%Redirector%%URL%">%Title%</a></b> %admin_options%</dt>
    	<dd class="sr">
    		%Description%<br />
    		<b>URL:</b> %url% - %Size% - %Day% %Month% %Year%
    		%context_line%
    
    		<% if relevance %><br />Relevance: %relevance%<% end if %>
    
    	</dd>
    </dl>

    The if statement is used because the %relevance% variable is not defined when sorting results by last modified date, or when reviewing the records from the admin page.

  5. Your search results will now display the relevance value.

The relevance value is an integer from 1 to 999999. The number is based on the number of times the keywords were found in the document. See Sorting Results: How relevance is calculated for more information.

Unlike other search engines, FDSE does not support a percentage-based (1% - 100%) relevance.


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