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Is there a way to do global fulltext search?


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I have a fulltext search setup. The issue I have is that I have to add it on every page and do an if statement. The search box is shown fixed position at the top of the website.  I was wondering if there is a way I can set it up so that no matter what page I am on, it'll do the search without modifying the selected page? 


For eg.

	<title>home page</title>
	if(isset($_GET['search'])) {
		echo 'search.php';
	} else {
		// echo rest of the page content.
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Although as an alternative hacky solution, you could do a mod rewrite rule to redirect to search.php if your query param is present.


Example w/ Apache in .htaccess file:


RewriteEngine on

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/?search.php
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (^|&)search=
RewriteRule ^.*$ /search.php [R]
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