WOT Scorecard Search Plugin

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Add WOT Scorecard searches to your browser's Search [engine] Bar.

Internet Explorer

requires IE 7

For IE 8(+) please refer to: WOT Scorecard IE Accelerator

IEblog: Adding Search providers to IE 7 using OpenSearch 1.1

MSDN Library: Search Provider Extensibility in Internet Explorer

Basically, you need to create a web page, incorporate a method for IE7 to "see" the custom search, here are a couple examples:

The following code adds the search provider by clicking a link.

<a href="#" onclick="window.external.AddSearchProvider('http://www.example.com/provider.xml')">Add Search Provider Example</a>  

Making Search Provider Discoverable

<link title="My Provider" rel="search" type="application/opensearchdescription+xml" href="http://www.example.com/provider.xml">  

Here is the required XML:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?> 
- <OpenSearchDescription xmlns="http://a9.com/-/spec/opensearch/1.1/">
  <Description>WOT provider</Description> 
  <Url type="text/html" template="https://www.mywot.com/scorecard/{searchTerms}" /> 

If you're installing this locally, from your PC and not by uploading it to an online website, remove the "http://example.com/ from the anchor / link tag. Save both the HTML and the XML file in the same folder and point your browser to the local web page.


requires version 2.x and newer.

Created by WOT Member Creastery.

The below code shows the XML code of WOT Scorecard Search Plugin.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<OpenSearchDescription xmlns="http://a9.com/-/spec/opensearch/1.1/">
  <ShortName>Check Website Reputation...</ShortName>
  <Url type="text/html" method="get" template="https://www.mywot.com/scorecard/{searchTerms}">
  <Image width="16" height="16">https://www.mywot.com/sites/all/images/fusion/16_16/plain/new_trusted.png</Image>


Alternatively, you can use the code immediately by saving the below code into an XML file and follow the instructions below.

<SearchPlugin xmlns="http://www.mozilla.org/2006/browser/search/" xmlns:os="http://a9.com/-/spec/opensearch/1.1/">
<os:ShortName>WOT Scorecard</os:ShortName>
<os:Description>WOT Scorecard</os:Description>
<os:Image width="16" height="16">data:image/x-icon;base64,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</os:Image>
<os:Url type="text/html" method="GET" template="https://www.mywot.com/scorecard/{searchTerms}" rel="self">

Note: This code only works if you have saved the file and put in a profile folder of Mozilla Firefox. Here is how you do it. For Windows Vista (Windows 6) /Windows 7: You have to put it in here: C:\Users\[Insert User Name]\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[Junk code here].default\searchplugins\

For Windows XP (Windows 5) or Windows 2000 (Not Windows ME) Users: C:\Documents and Settings\Insert User Name]\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[Junk code here].default\searchplugins\

Firefox Bookmark

Create new bookmark

Create new bookmark
Name: WOT Scorecard
Location: http://www.mywot.com/scorecard/%s
Keyword: ws


Adding a keyword allows you to type that keyword in the Address Bar followed by the domain name to open the domain's scorecard in the current tab / window.

Scorecard BM02.png

see also:
Firefox help: Bookmarks
Firefox bookmark keywords explained


Opera is simple, just keep in mind that the search engine input is stored as %s which you'll need to append to the basic scorecard URL.

In Opera:

  1. Click the search engine select menu, then Manage Search Engines
  2. Click Add
    • Name type WOT Scorecard
    • Keyword type WOT Scorecard
    • Address type or copy / paste:
  3. Click OK to save


Creating a search engine in Chrome is easy too.

  1. Click the wrench at the top right-hand corner of the browser, then Options
  2. Click Manage search engines... at Basics > Search
  3. To add the search engine,
    • Add a new search engine type WOT
    • Keyword type WOT
    • Address type or copy / paste:
  4. Press Enter/Return to save
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