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    Not sure if this is the right place to post this, so I apologise in advance if it isn't. I have been searching on google for well over an hour now in search of this question, but am still unsatisfied.

    What I'm trying to do is tag audio files or pages on my website so that viewers can search my music in terms of mood, genre, instrumentation etc. I then want to create a tag cloud linking to these files/pages. I've found a few tools for helping, but they mostly automatically generate them based on frequency of words throughout my whole website, whereas I want only specific tags (genre etc) to show up under a category of pages (ie, not the home page, contact page etc). Anybody any ideas?

    The tag cloud idea isn't essential. I would happily have a search engine where I could specify to search for mood, genre etc, and the results shown in a concise table or any other neat manner. Any other suggestions are welcome if anyone thinks of anything

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    Is our site static ? Or is the content coming from a DB ?

    PHP ?

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    I'm really not sure.

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    Well, what you're askin for will require some sort of scritping language... Cannot be done on "static sites".... Or is not easy to do.

    So is this your site? Or someone else's ?

    Do the files end with .php or .htm or .html or .asp ?

    Makes a big difference

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    Ok I see. I'm using a website builder from snackwebsites.com, which does allow html editing. There's a "persistent code" box which is currently empty, but that might be to do with css. If it isn't that, then there's no way to edit css I don't think. There's also an option on each page to add tags, but I don't know exactly what that means. The pages end in .html

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    I hate to be the buzzkill here, but you're probably not going to find what you want simply because all of your pages are HTML pages and you're using a website builder. The feature that you want requires the tags to be stored in a database, along with the pages, and would require a search function built in what's called a server-side programming languages. Server-side languages allow for database communication, dynamic content, and a whole bunch of other non-standard HTML stuff.

    So basically, your editor is holding you back.
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    yep... they don't offer a whole lot of anything.

    don't even support JavaScript.

    so this conversation is pretty much over for all intensive purposes, on that hosting provider anyway.

    You might be able to add a google search tool to your site ( but I think it's JavaScript )... so maybe not, but it wouldn't give you the level of "detail" you mentioned in your original post

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    I might go and start the site from scratch then. I've done quite a bit of html before, but this site didn't require anything fancy and there were quite a few handy bonuses from this editor, but nothing I can't do by myself. I'll report back when I've set up the new site.

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    Yeah, that's pretty much your only approach.

    When you do it, though, you're going to want to do with using a server-side programming language such as PHP or ASP.net. That way, you'll also be able to integrate the search feature that you want.
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