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ElasticSearch Essentials

ElasticSearch Essentials 2.3.5

No permission to buy ($30.00)
Compatible XF 1.x versions
Additional requirements
XenForo Enhanced Search
ElasticSearch (2.x or 5.x)
php 5.4+
Updates duration
12 Months ($15 Yearly Renewal + HST)
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This add-on REQUIRES XenForo Enhanced Search and ElasticSearch to be installed. Without it, this will not do anything.

After the installing for the first time, you must use the "Delete Index" option and recreate the index.

This add-on requires ElasticSearch v2.0 or newer, it does not support 1.x or older!

Search Bar Auto Complete

When your users type in the search bar on your forum they will see suggestions based on what they have typed so far. The terms come from phrases used in your index rather than just common words. This means that it should work well for niche boards, any language, etc... This can really help reduce missed searches.

Suggestions/"Did You Mean" Functionality

There are two different "Did You Mean" features. One type is for even when the user has results for their search but there is a more popular, similar, term in your board's index. This can lead to better results. It also helps reduce typos. The other type is for when there are no results for their query, they will be presented with a list of similar terms that appear in your index.

Search Deleted Content

From the advanced search page, if a user has permission to see deleted content for some forums, they may search for deleted content.

Deleted search options:
  • Exclude deleted
  • Include deleted
  • Only search deleted


Post-Installation Instructions

The auto complete functionality does require your index to be deleted (and thus recreated) from the admin panel. It will not happen automatically on installation because I understand this might not be ideal. If you don't wish to use the auto complete functionality, you can delay deleting the index and the suggestions/did you mean features will still work.


I recommend using Add-on install & upgrade to install this add-on.
First release
Last update
4.33 star(s) 6 ratings

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Latest updates

  1. 2.3.5 - Compatibility fix

    Fix "Undefined index: hasOptimizable" with other add-ons which extend Enhanced Search.
  2. 2.3.4 - Maintenance update

    Fix clicking on auto-complete results not doing anything When autocomplete returns no results...
  3. 2.3.3 - Compatibility update

    Compatibility update for upcoming word count search update

Latest reviews

Fixed a bug in half an hour! Software works as advertised no problems and is brilliant feature for members.
I've been running this add-on for some time, and love it. Just for kicks I enabled autocomplete today and I'm very impressed with how much it has improved since 2015. Autocomplete is going to stay on from now on! Congrats Xon!
Diamond in search relating addons. Like I said in last review, @Xon is able to fix every big or little bug you can somehow found in addon. Fixing bug wich stops me listing soft deleted posts, make my Admin life easier, much easier. Worth every little cent.
Like it! Huge improvements made by Xon. Absolutely superb and fundamental addon which makes search functionality not one, but two level above classic usability on forums.
Worth every little penny/cent. Autocomplete search, suggested search terms, searching for soft deleted posts... makes every forum owner with smile on his face.
I must say that Xon is there when you need any help with this addon, or when you found some bug. He fix it very fast, and that makes him accountable developer.
Thanks Xon, you are doing a great job. Keep on shining!
One of my goals with my site is to help my members to find what they need inside my site. This addon is great in that regard. Thank you very much.
Bad support, lot of bugs never fixed !!! ..
Hi, please try v2 as it contains a number of improvements.
With the latest subtle changes in this addon, this became an absolute gem. A must have for forums with a lot of content / knowledge that your members want to access. As always, excellent work Daniel! Keep up the good work :) Highly appreciated!