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Message Search 1.0

Allows searching posts using exact text criteria.

  1. AndyB
    Compatible XF Versions:
    • 1.2
    • 1.3
    • 1.4
    • 1.5
    Description:

    Allows searching posts using exact text criteria. This add-on is designed for use by admins and moderators only.

    (Example of Options page)

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    (Example of search results)

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    (Example of User Group Permissions)

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    Features:
    • Exact text searching.
    • Optional Search field for excluding text.
    • All phrases start with messagesearch_ for your convenience.
    Questions and Answers:

    Q: Will search text be found in private forums?
    A: Yes.

    Q: Will search text be found in soft deleted posts and threads?
    A: Yes.

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

    Installation:
    1. Download messagesearch_v1.0.zip and unzip it.
    2. Upload the Andy folder to your server. The correct location will be library/Andy.
    3. From your Admin Control Panel, go to the "Install Add-on" page.
    4. Upload the addon-MessageSearch_v1.0.xml file.
    5. Click the Install Add-on button.
    How to use:
    1. Set the User Group Permissions. Normally only the Administrative and Moderator groups should be allowed to use this add-on.
    2. Go to the Options page to enter your search criteria.
    3. Add "messagesearch" to your forum URL.

      Examples:
      Code:
      Full Friendly URLs
      http://www.domain.com/messagesearch
      http://www.domain.com/forums/messagesearch
      
      non-Full Friendly URLs
      http://www.domain.com/index.php?messagesearch
      http://www.domain.com/forums/index.php?messagesearch
      
    4. Search results will be displayed.
    Sending a donation:

    If you like this add-on, please consider sending a small donation.

    https://www.paypal.me/andybajka

    Thank you.
    otto, Nomy, BassMan and 1 other person like this.

Recent Reviews

  1. OperaManiac
    OperaManiac
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    This came very handly recently when I had to clean up the forum content with specific content to comply with Google AdSense ToS. Manual search was not working out well.