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Unmaintained Conversation Search by Xon 1.0.6

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Compatible XF 1.x versions
  1. 1.4
  2. 1.5
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This add-on has been deprecated in favour of Conversation Improvements by Xon

Adds conversation search, with options to search by recipient. Works with MySQL and Elastic Search.

(Note; this was a private addon till v1.0.3)

Users must be a member of the conversation to see the conversation in search results.

Does not permit moderators/administrators to see another person's conversations in search results.

Due to XenForo's design, this addon impacts general 'everything' search as per search handler constrains are not invoked resulting in false positives which are removed by XenForo rather than the search subsystem.

Adds each conversation, and conversation message do the XenForo Search store (MySQL or Elastic Search), which may result in a larger search index.

Manual post-installation steps - Rebuild Search Index

On installing for the first time, please rebuild the Search Index for the following content types:
  • Conversation
  • Conversation Messages
Performance impact

1 extra query per conversation message posted due to indexing, and indexing itself.


I recommend using Add-on install & upgrade or Install and Upgrade by waindigo to install this addon.

Contributing features or bug fixes
Please create a Github Pull request via the "Find more info at" link.


If you appreciate this addon, please consider a contribution via PayPal. Details will be provide via private conversation.

Please contact me if you wish for different licencing arrangements.
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Latest updates

  1. Workaround for deadlock

    Tweaks handling of how Unread Conversations counters are rebuilt to avoid a deadlock.
  2. Bugfix release

    Fix "Search this conversation only" checkbox.
  3. Fix uninstaller

    Fixes the uninstall process so the addon will uninstall correctly.
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