Search Log

Search Log 2.9

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Compatible XF 1.x versions
  1. 1.2
  2. 1.3
  3. 1.4
  4. 1.5

The Search Log add-on is designed to provide information for the admin and moderators about the type of searches guests and members are making. By looking at the Search Log staff can make better decisions regarding forum design, organization and more.

(Example of Search Log results)


(Example of Options page)


(Example of Search Log link)


(Example of Group Permissions)


  • User group permissions determine who can view the Search Log results.
  • Result Counts greater than 100 are shown as 100+.
  • Logs successful and unsuccessful searches.
  • Search data can be saved for any amount of time.
  • Search results can be limited to any number of rows.
  • Robots are excluded from being able to make a search.
  • All phrases start with searchlog_ for you convenience.
  1. Download and unzip it.
  2. Upload the Andy folder to your server. The correct location is library/Andy.
  3. From your Admin Control Panel, go to the "Install Add-on" page.
  4. Upload the addon-SearchLog_v2.9.xml file.
  5. Click the Install Add-on button.
How it works:

When a guest or member makes a search, the search criteria is saved to a table called xf_search_log. When the admin clicks the Search Log link, the data saved in the table is displayed.

Search Log direct link:

If for any reason you would like to access the Search Log directly from the address bar, use this URL:

User group permissions:

Be sure to allow the Administrator and any other user group you would like to be able to view the search log.

Robot Names:

The Robot Names field located in the Options page is used to restrict robots from making searches.

Database modifications:

This add-on creates a table called xf_search_log.

Sending a donation:

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

Thank you.
First release
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Latest updates

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    On Jan 1, 2016 version 2.8 of this add-on was released to address an exploitable SQL injection...
  2. See description

    On Jan 1, 2016 version 2.8 of this add-on was released to address an exploitable SQL injection...
  3. See description

    Search Log v2.9 changes: Updated Template Modification to use Regular Expression.

Latest reviews

Another great idea form AndyB. I have so many of his add-ons and they always work. Please donate, these add-ons deserve it!
Yet another must have add-on by Andy. I think I should add (+ AndyB) next to the copyright text in footer of my forum :D .
Another great addon for forum administrators. Want to know what your members are looking for? Install this little gem and you will know. That way you can adjust your forum to align with popular search terms. Thanks Andy!
Very useful!
A great add-on because you can understand what to do with search logs.
Great addon, works like a charm:) Thank you Andy!:)
Fantastic add-on, and very useful for for Admin.
Terrific idea.
Using it often. Really useful!
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