- Compatible XF 1.x versions
- Additional 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.
- Visible branding
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, Call of Duty Forums, Christian Forums, Civil War Talk, ControlBooth, Fiat Forum, FreedomCardBoard, Glock Talk, Golden Skate, Home Theater Forum, Homesteading Today, IH8MUD, MonsterFishKeepers, Reef2Reef, The San Francisco 49ers, SatelliteGuys, TalkBass, Tesla Motors Club, The Admin Zone, Truckers Forum, Turbo Diesel Register, 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.
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.
Adds new posts within seconds.
- Non-English localization (Nov. 2017).
- Integration with XenForo censored words (Dec. 2017).
- 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.
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 25,000 monthly active users (30-day active users in Google Analytics). This is usually equivalent to about 500K-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: Will you update the plug-in for XenForo 2.0?
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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