To search a complete site, you’ll have to create plugins for them first. Just select File > New Plugin… and set the URL to www.imsdb.com for example. Afterwards add them to a new search set and disable following of links & filtering of similar pages in this case.
Note: The “Sites” tab of search sets is just a list of webpages to scan or to use as starting points (and to follow links on them).
I’m still having some issues with setting this up. First, I’ve made a plugin called “Screenplay Search”.
I created additional plugins for each site I listed, but do I add the url for the home page or the search page? For instance, do I add: http://www.script-o-rama.com/oldindex.shtml or do I add http://www.script-o-rama.com/search.shtml which brings you to the search page? And if I use the search page, does DA consider this a webpage or search engine? I entered it as a webpage, as I assume that search engine is just the typical bing, yahoo, google…
Now for setting up my plugin, I made the default query blank, so I can enter the specific script I’m looking for and I entered the following for my secondary query:
(Movie OR Film) AND (Script OR Screenplay)
I think I’m screwing up when it comes to the query. My thinking was that if I enter the film “True Grit” that I don’t want any pages relating to the book/novel but the film or movie and I just want the screenplay or script. So I enter “True Grit” in the default search box.
Would I use a Scanner with this plugin? Most scripts that I like are either pdf files or htlm. Should I use a “Linked Documents” scanner option? I haven’t had much luck with this option, although it makes sense for me to have it ticked. Perhaps, I’m misunderstanding this.