Case Study – Providence Publications

Providence Publications approached dtSearch Corp looking for an improved search solution for their Workers’ Comp Executive and Cal-OSHA Reporter websites; they were referred to dtSearch UK, an independent reseller who had their Site Search ONE WordPress Plugin in early beta testing.

Providence Publications has been recognized for journalistic excellence by three of the major trade associations. The Newsletter on Newsletters, the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and the Specialized Information Publishers Association (SIPA) have recognized Workers’ Comp Executive and Cal-OSHA Reporter for their work in numerous categories including government service, public service, and breaking news.

Both sites use the ‘initial search‘ option that will return the most recent 500 results if the search button is pressed without entering any search terms. The search results show not only the post title but make use of Site Search ONE’s ability to include formatted meta data such as publication date & volume, this gives site visitors a good overview of the sites’ content so that they can make more informed searches.

“The project presented some technical challenges, the custom posts had over 10,000 tags initially, and some of the meta data had invalid characters; a result of being converted from an Ektron CMS which was not UTF-8 encoded. We added support for dark-mode that is a feature of both their sites and updated our premium search widget to fit in a narrower sidebar.” said Thomas Harris CTO.

About Workers’ Comp Executive & Cal-OSHA Reporter

Workers’ Comp Executive

Workers’ Comp Executive has been the most influential journal in the workers’ compensation insurance industry for more than 30 years. Providing in-depth coverage about carriers, PEOs, self-insureds, regulatory developments, the courts, and the legislature as only experts in the field could. Visit the site: https://www.wcexec.com/

Cal-OSHA Reporter

Cal-OSHA Reporter is the Journal of Record for Cal/OSHA and the Occupational Safety & Health Community and is the most widely read publication with over 20,000 posts on occupational safety and health. Visit the site: https://www.cal-osha.com/

About dtSearch UK

dtSearch UK is a trading name of ElectronArt Design Ltd. which has been distributing and supporting dtSearch Corp. products in the UK and Europe since 1992. dtSearch UK has developed many add-on applications to the dtSearch product line, including a dtSearch Engine REST API to offer Search-as-a-Service. Details on all add-on applications are available at https://dtsearch.co.uk/. A 30-day evaluation of the Site Search ONE Plugin is available here: https://dtsearch.co.uk/products/site-search-one/

Read more about Site Search ONE WordPress plugin here

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