How to Integrate Google Search in WebHelp Responsive Output

You can integrate Google Search into your WebHelp Responsive output.

To allow your WebHelp system to use Google Search, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Google Custom Search Engine page using your Google account.
  2. Press the Create a custom search engine button.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to create a search engine for your site. At the end of this process you should obtain a code snippet.
    A Google Search script looks like this:
    <script>   
     (function()  {     
      var cx =
        '000888210889775888983:8mn4x_mf-yg';     
      var gcse = document.createElement('script'); 
      gcse.type = 'text/javascript'; 
      gcse.async = true;     
      gcse.src = (document.location.protocol == 'https:' ?
        'https:' : 'http:') +         '//www.google.com/cse/cse.js?cx=' + cx;     
      var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; 
      s.parentNode.insertBefore(gcse, s);   
     }
     )(); 
    </script>
  4. Save the script into a well-formed HTML file called googlecse.html.
  5. In Oxygen XML Developer plugin, click the Configure Transformation Scenario(s) action from the toolbar.
  6. Select an existing WebHelp Responsive transformation scenario (depending on your needs, it may be with or without feedback) and click the Duplicate button to open the Edit Scenario dialog box.
  7. Switch to the Parameters tab and edit the webhelp.google.search.script parameter to reference the googlecse.html file that you created earlier.
  8. You can also use the webhelp.google.search.results parameter to choose where to display the search results.
    1. Create an HTML file with the following content: <div class="gcse-searchresults-only" data-autoSearchOnLoad="true" data-queryParameterName-"searchQuery"></div> (you must use the HTML5 version for the GCSE). For more information about other supported attributes, see Google Custom Search: Supported Attributes.
    2. Set the value of the webhelp.google.search.results parameter to the file path of the file you just created. If this parameter is not specified, the following code is used: <div class="gcse-searchresults-only" data-autoSearchOnLoad="true" data-queryParameterName="searchQuery"></div>.
  9. Click Ok.
  10. Run the transformation scenario.