Can I search for PDF uploads on my website's frontend?

JasonMB
Visitor
2 0 0

Hello,

I am looking for an application that allows users to search for files (PDF uploads) on the frontend of the website. A similar plugin for wordpress is here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/simple-file-list/. Is there anything like this in the Shopify App Store/can this be done any way else?

Thank you

 

 

 

Replies 4 (4)

chenster
Shopify Partner
134 5 29

Did you find a solution for this yet? 

Cartoo
JasonMB
Visitor
2 0 0

@chenster No app or premade solution sadly. I managed a simple custom solution using JavaScript but it only works for very basic applications. The biggest drawback being that the frontend user needs to search for the filename exactly (or you need to add some code on the backend to assist matching the term to the exact filename). Shopify's file management system seems pretty rigid from what I can tell.

 

If you are interested in seeing my code feel free to message me, I am not very experienced with JavaScript/web dev in general so maybe you could improve it. 

chenster
Shopify Partner
134 5 29

Yes, please DM. I'd love to see it. I'm developer. Are you selling digital products? Why do you need file search at all? 

Cartoo
SWPltd
Visitor
2 0 1

Hello, 3 years has now passed since this. Do we know if anything has been developed yet? I'm wanting add search functionality into pages where customers can search for Instruction Manuals, Test Certificates etc. And the results will be files that have been uploaded to Shopify admin.

 

Thanks,