Advanced search

Advanced search 2.4

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Compatible XF 2.x versions
2.0
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Description:

Allows searching posts and thread titles using exact text.

(Example of Advanced search link in navigation bar)

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(Example of Advanced search page)

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(Example of Advanced search page results)

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(Example of Options page)

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(Example of User group permissions)

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Features:
  • Advanced search link is added to your Forums tab navigation bar.
  • Exact text searching.
  • Case insensitive.
  • Accent insensitive.
  • Search posts or titles.
  • Search all forums or only those you select.
  • Search by tags.
  • Search by username option.
  • Search word not required.
  • Ability to create predefined search links.
  • All phrases start with advancedsearch_ for your convenience.
Installation:
  1. Download Andy-AdvancedSearch-2.3.zip and unzip it.
  2. Copy the src/addons/Andy/AdvancedSearch directory to your server.
  3. From the Admin Control Panel Install the add-on.
Questions and Answers:

Q: Will search text be found in private forums?
A: Only if viewer has view privilege for that forum.

Q: Will search text be found in soft deleted posts?
A: No.

Q: Can I enter any search text including parenthesis, quotes, slashes and similar text?
A: Yes.

Q: Can I enter partial words?
A: Yes.

Q: Does this add-on require Enhanced Search?
A: No.

Q: What is the purpose of the Form action in the Options page?
A: If you select 'get' you can capture the link used in a specific search. This allows you to create links to specific search results.
Likes: imno007
Author
AndyB
First release
Last update
Rating
5.00 star(s) 1 ratings

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Latest updates

  1. See description

    Advanced search v2.4 changes: Fix thread starter to show correct username. Added all search...
  2. See description

    Advanced search v2.3 changes: Added results count to results page.
  3. See description

    Advanced search v2.2 changes: Added code to prevent redirects from showing in results.

Latest reviews

With this addon your users will easily get a lot more results for a lot more searches. Make them aware of it and you'll get a less questions about why such-and-such doesn't show up when they search, even though they know it's on your site.
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