Add featured image to search results and link lists

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Add featured image to search results and link lists

Unread post by Peter Muckle » Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:15 am

Hi Tim,

I wondered if it is possible to show the featured image in search results and link lists?

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Peter

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Re: Add featured image to search results and link lists

Unread post by Alexander Halser » Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:09 pm

Peter, how would that look like? For instance in link lists?
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Re: Add featured image to search results and link lists

Unread post by Peter Muckle » Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:34 pm

Hi Alexander,

I was thinking of a thumbnail at the start of each item on the the list, followed by the topic title.

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Re: Add featured image to search results and link lists

Unread post by Peter Muckle » Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:30 am

Hi again,

It would also be good to have something similar to search results, but with a thumbnail and topic title on one line, and the first 2-3 lines of the topic underneath.

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Unread post by Tim Green » Tue Apr 27, 2021 3:46 pm

Hi Peter,

We're looking into this as a future possibility, but there are unfortunately several important factors that speak against it. To begin with, featured images are already deployed as reference images for main chapters. If you start attaching them to all topics, you need a way to differentiate between topics where they are used for the existing featured image purpose and your thumbnails. That complicates things very considerably. Then link lists are often long, and having such thumbnails would either make the lists very long and unmanageably bulky, or the thumbnails would have to be so small that they would be pretty much unusable.
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Re: Add featured image to search results and link lists

Unread post by Olivier Beltrami » Tue May 11, 2021 11:28 pm

Hello everyone,

You can probably get the result that Peter is looking for by using the Professional version of the Zoom Indexer. See for example: https://www.qppstudio.net/index/search. ... t%5B%5D=-1.

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Re: Add featured image to search results and link lists

Unread post by Tim Green » Wed May 12, 2021 6:56 am

Olivier Beltrami wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 11:28 pm
You can probably get the result that Peter is looking for by using the Professional version of the Zoom Indexer. See for example:
That is only for the search results. Peter wants to achieve this in link lists inside topics. We are looking to include descriptions and possibly featured images, but definitely not the keywords. The featured images are problematic, because link lists are frequently long, and anything more than a tiny thumbnail would make them unusable.
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Re: Add featured image to search results and link lists

Unread post by Peter Muckle » Wed May 12, 2021 7:22 am

Re keywords - I was asking to include at the end of the topic rather than in a link list, something like <KEYWORDS>

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