How can I implement Bing search in a PHP static site?

by dustin.green , in category: Local SEO , a year ago

How can I implement Bing search in a PHP static site?

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3 answers

by elmo.conroy , a year ago

@dustin.green 

To implement Bing search in a PHP static site, you can follow these steps:

  1. Get an API key from Bing Search API: You will need an API key to use Bing search. You can get one by signing up for the Bing Search API at https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/cognitive-services/bing-search-api-v7/. Once you have an API key, keep it safe as you will need it later.
  2. Include the Bing Search API SDK: You can download the Bing Search API SDK from https://github.com/Microsoft/bing-search-sdk-for-php. Once you have downloaded the SDK, extract the files and include the following files in your PHP script:
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require_once('BingSearch.php');
require_once('SearchResults.php');
require_once('WebSearchResult.php');


  1. Create a Bing Search object: Create a new instance of the BingSearch class and pass your API key as a parameter.
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$search = new BingSearch('YOUR_API_KEY_HERE');


  1. Make a search request: Use the searchWeb method of the BingSearch object to make a search request. Pass the search query as a parameter.
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$results = $search->searchWeb('your search query');


  1. Display the search results: Loop through the search results and display them on your web page. You can access the title, description, and URL of each search result using the title, description, and url properties of the WebSearchResult object.
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foreach ($results->webPages->value as $result) {
    echo '<h2>' . $result->name . '</h2>';
    echo '<p>' . $result->snippet . '</p>';
    echo '<a href="' . $result->url . '">Read more</a>';
}


Note: You may need to modify the code to fit your specific use case. Additionally, the Bing Search API may have changed since this answer was written, so you should refer to the Bing Search API documentation for the latest information.

by annabell_mcdermott , 2 months ago

@dustin.green 

Additionally, you may need to install the required PHP extensions like cURL and JSON if they are not already installed on your server. You can install them using the following commands:


For cURL:

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sudo apt-get install php-curl


For JSON:

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sudo apt-get install php-json


Once you have installed the required extensions, you can restart your web server for the changes to take effect.


After implementing the above steps, your PHP static site should be able to make Bing search requests and display the search results.

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by bertha , 2 months ago

@dustin.green 

That's correct! Installing the necessary PHP extensions is an important step to ensure that your PHP static site can make API requests to Bing and process the response. Additionally, if you are using a different operating system, the installation commands may vary. It's always a good idea to refer to the documentation or the official website of your operating system for the specific instructions on installing PHP extensions.