ElasticSearch Essentials

ElasticSearch Essentials 3.12.3

No permission to buy ($30.00)
Compatible XF 2.x versions
  1. 2.2
Additional requirements
XenForo Enhanced Search
ElasticSearch (5.x, 6.x, 7x)
php 7.2+
Standard Library by Xon v1.5+
Browser detection
If installed, require Redis View Counters v2.1.0+
If installed, require Search Improvements v2.6.0+
Updates duration
12 Months ($20 Yearly Renewal + GST for Australian Residents)
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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 "Optimize Index" option and then re-index all content.

Searching tags without a search term requires "Allow empty search" option from;

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.

Integrated tag search

Include tags and without tags in various advanced search forms, instead of just searching for tags by themselves.

Similar Threads

On a new thread, provides potentially similar threads as the title is being created.

On viewing a thread, provides a list of potentially similar threads (based of title and any tags). Uses caching to reduce hits to the search system (but still requires at least 1 SQL query to ensure visibility checks).

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.

Post Areas

On a user's profile, shows forums by post count where the user posts the most.

Tag Search

Search content with or without a given list of tags

Search Deleted Content

Provides opt-in/out for searching deleted items 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
Per-forum Permissions

  • [ESE] Use similar threads (Thread create)
  • [ESE] Use similar threads (View Thread)
  • [ESE] Use auto-complete
    • Note; requires this to be granted at the user-group level for this feature to be usable from the search page or the forum root page.

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.
First release
Last update
5.00 star(s) 11 ratings

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Latest updates

  1. 3.12.3 - Bugfix update

    Fix uninstaller (Missing function argument) Fix XFRM support ("Unknown filter type unit" error)
  2. 3.12.2 - Feature update

    Initial php 8.2 compatibility update If installed, require Search Improvements v2.6.0+ Support...
  3. 3.11.7 - Compatibility update

    Improve compatibility with 3rd party add-ons which implement a search handler but not the entity...

Latest reviews

Sometimes an addon just exceeds what you thought it would do. I can't imagine functioning without this.
Our users are enjoying the added functionality of search! The ability to search Older Than date is invaluable.
Good product, work as intended. My customer needed compatibility with resources and AMS article we paid for it and he did the job as expected.
Great add-on, expanding the capabilities of the XF add-on.
Some of my users think that the addition of "older than" searching is worth the price on its own.
Xon continues to provide excellent add-ons of very high quality both free and paid.
A good add-on working in conjunction with XenForo Enhanced Search. In addition to this, it adds what should be, in my opinion, delivered from the box to the engine.
This is what an ideal search system should be. You can't go back after experiencing instant search results and autocomplete. Similar threads functions is a bonus. It is a well thought, well coded addon.
Xon is professional and helpful.
The support Xon has showed thus far has been fantastic! The bug fixes are rather swift and has implemented a feature that was suggested to be added. His work is very professional and clean, I would highly recommend this add-on!
Excellent support, Excellent addon, Excellent Dev. I hope too see him as official XenForo developer soon.
That is one of Xon's awesome add-ons. It brings new features like "similar threads" and one of the best features is the "search bar auto complete"-function which really brings up the results you need when you search for something. Many options to configure and well-thought-out.
Great developer and very responsive for suggestions.
Xon is the #1 XF developer and he brings us another "must have". Many useful features in here and Xon gives the worlds best support!