Threadloom Search

Threadloom Search 2.0.11

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Compatible XF 1.x versions
Additional requirements
System requirements
- PHP 5.3 or higher.
- XenForo 1.5.5 or higher.
- TLS 1.0, 1.1, or 1.2, with a valid CA SSL certificate.
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Threadloom Search provides an easy way to upgrade your forum with cloud search. It returns 10x as many results as XenForo search. It also gives you image search, spell correction, and WordPress search.


Threadloom is installed on 150+ forums with 400M posts, including:
AULRO, AZ Biliards, Baby Bargains, Backyard Chickens, Christian Forums, Civil War Talk, ControlBooth, Fiat Forum, FreedomCardBoard, Glock Talk, Golden Skate, Home Theater Forum, Homesteading Today, IH8MUD, MonsterFishKeepers, TalkBass, Tesla Motors Club, Truckers Forum, and WDWMAGIC.

"We are convinced. After much testing (easy with side-by-side test mode), we've found the search results returned by Threadloom to be superior to our elasticsearch results. The recent addition of a superb filters UI was the catalyst for this review. Bravo! Support is outstanding as well."



Computer vision-based image search
Finds images even if the search term isn't in the title, metadata, or post.​
Spell correction
Fixes typos and word breaks, and recognizes popular brands and slang.​
Custom search tabs
Lets you configure tabs that automatically search over your Wordpress blog, storefront, or any crawlable web page.​
Advanced search filters
Restrict by forum, user, tag, or thread prefix, with typeahead suggestions.​
Doesn't slow down as your forum grows, and doesn't require server upgrades.​
Real-time indexing
Adds new posts within seconds.​

  • Register on the Threadloom website.
  • Download and install the plug-in.
  • Wait for your forum to be indexed (~500K posts/hr).
  • Test Threadloom Search on a private URL.
  • Enable it in AdminCP.
Options page

Threadloom Search options page.png

Questions and answers

Q: Do you sell or share my data?
A: No. We will never sell or share your data.​
Q: Do you offer a free version?
A: Yes. Threadloom Search is free for sites with up to 1M posts.​
Q: How do you make money?
A: We charge a monthly fee from larger forums.​
Q: Do I have to pay if my members or guests search more?
A: No. All tiers – free or paid – include unlimited searches.​
Q: Do you offer a free trial?
A: Yes. You can try it for free for 30 days regardless of how large your forum is. If you need more time, DM me.​
Q: How is Threadloom Search different from XenForo Enhanced Search?
A: Threadloom Search returns 10x more results. It includes image search, spell correction, and WordPress search. It's also easier to perform advanced searches, and easier for you to administer because you don't have to run anything on your server.​
Q: What if your servers go down?
A: We're built on Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure, which are fairly reliable. If they do hiccup, Threadloom Search automatically fails over to native search.​
Q: Do you observe my theme settings?
A: Yes. You can also override colors with RGB of hex values.​
Q: Is your UI responsive?
A: Yes. Check out the example links above from whichever device you prefer, or see the attached mobile screenshots.​
Q: Do you search over Resource Manager entries?
A: Yes. We do this through Custom Search Tabs, meaning that the Resource pages need to be crawlable / visible to search engines.​
Q: Does the plug-in work for XenForo 2.0?
A: Yes.​
Q: I have a customized search module for certain nodes. Can I exclude Threadloom from those nodes, or only use Threadloom for certain nodes?
A: Yes. This requires a small template change. The instructions are here.​
Q: How does this integrate with Threadloom Newsletter?
A: Threadloom Search forums who also use Threadloom Newsletter will eventually get the option of personalized email newsletters for their members.​
Q: Do you have any secret search superpowers hidden in the product?
A: Of course. ;) Check them out here.​
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Latest reviews

We are convinced. After much testing (easy with side-by-side test mode), we've found the search results returned by Threadloom to be superior to our elasticsearch results. The recent addition of a superb filters UI was the catalyst for this review. Bravo! Support is outstanding as well.
So far has been great. Author is responsive, service is solid and search on XF is finally usable. This is one of those must-have addons.
Testing right now in my big board, the search work fine, the results are better than with elasticearch, but a little more slow because are served remotely, but for me the more important thing is the ability to combine logical operators like and or between, plus post prefixes, many authors, etc. Is an initial release and by the moment i only miss the posibilitie of translate to Spanish.
My overall satisfaction is high with this product
I had never used Elastic Search, so I can't make any comparison with that one. But compared to the default search, this surely is one hell of a beauty. Plus, it doesn't completely remove the old search, so you users can still access that later, if they need to. It also support filtering through keywords, such as "user:username", "thread:id" and maybe some others that I haven't looked into. That's just beautiful! Ah right, one more thing, quick & friendly support! And all hail the FREE plan!
Worked with Paul over the past two weeks to get this up and running on Ran into implementation issues and he worked with my hosting company to get things running smoothly. He was great at communication and I'm really pleased with the install process and the search results as well! Much more relevant that just the Xenforo Enhanced Search was giving me. Well worth the time and effort to get this up and running.