After 4 years as a full-time WordPress developer, I am proud to announce the release of my first free plugin: Search & Index Page Content.
Most WordPress plugins aimed at organizing and indexing content do so by dividing the content into several posts (often custom post types) and then compiling them back into a single page or providing a master page with links to the full content.
While working on one of my favorite projects to date, I began considering how to best organize the FAQ page. The best FAQ plugin I could find, seemed like overkill and I started feeling anxious just reading the instructions, anticipating all the support I would have to provide to help my clients use the functionality. For cases where the FAQ is a major part of the website with hundreds of entries, I have no doubt that the custom post types created by that plugin would be useful.
For my purpose, I just wanted to put all the questions/answers on a single large page and provide a simple index of anchor links. A “search this page” functionality seemed like a good idea.
So I built it using jQuery to create a click-able index of all the headers on the page. The result is actually very similar to the “Content” anchor links that index long pages in the WordPress Codex. I also created the search form using jQuery, stealing a little code here and there on Stack-Overflow.
Search & Index Page Content is extremely light-weight and easy to use. It won’t bog down or clutter your site, and neither will it take long to figure out.
The Search & Index Page Content widget will ONLY appear on posts or pages where you used the [SIPC_Content] shortcode, so don’t worry about it clogging up your sidebars when unwanted.
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