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duckduckgo - Simple sitesearch using DuckDuckGo.com

duckduckgo is a very simple app that allows you to redirect a path (by default /search/) to a query to duckduckgo.com restricted to your site.

Currently, to change that path requires editing the app. In the future, the path will be a configuration option.


First, create the search path and the werc directory under it:

mkdir -p /www/werc/sites/MYSITE/_search/_werc/

Then, enable the duckduckgo app in that directory:

echo 'conf_enable_duckduckgo' > /www/werc/sites/MYSITE/_search/_werc/config

Next, deploy the search form somewhere on your site. This example puts it in your footer:

mkdir -p /www/werc/sites/MYSITE/_werc/lib/
cp /www/werc/apps/search/footer.inc.sample /www/werc/sites/MYSITE/_werc/lib/footer.inc


For a demo of this app, see the footer of your favorite cat-v.org site.


  • Make the search path a configuration option
  • Provide a template for non-footer deployment
  • Enable the search path itself to serve a search form to GET requests

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