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XF 1.4 Cron and search index

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by sbj, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. sbj

    sbj Well-Known Member

    Hello there,

    1. Which cron entries do I need to set up, so my site is always accurate? It should update every statistics, counts, new posts (etc.) instantly?
    Or do you have any advice on that? ( I dont understand quarter of the entries of the list)

    2. How does the search index function?
    - Can't I search for words with 3 characters?
    - How can I exclude words from searching or include many words, give a specific order of words, etc.?
    - How can I make it that the results can be listed as thread start date or last reply date?
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Running the cron(s) contstantly to update the stat's in real time is not recommended.
    Does it really matter if they are 10-15 minutes behind?

    MySQL search has a minimum word length which can be set in the ACP and the my.cnf configuration file.
    There are no options related to sorting by various dates.
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  3. sbj

    sbj Well-Known Member

    Is there a manual about the cron entries? So I can see what exactly is updated when the cron xyz runs?

    I just want that the "recent threads" sidebar is updated every 1 minute. But dont know which cron I must configure for that.

    How can I set the cron periods to default? I changed a lot of them but I want it back to the default ones xenforo is suggesting.

    Ah, and ACP>Options>Search Options>Search minimum word length is at the moment 3. But still it doesnt work.
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You would need to check with the developer of the add-on.
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  5. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    In terms of crons, they're mostly technical so you would need to review the code to see exactly what's covered if the description isn't clear enough.

    Going to <url>/install/ and rebuilding the master data should return them to default.
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  6. sbj

    sbj Well-Known Member

    But would it make every configuration on ACP to default? Or just cron entries?
  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It won't reset options settings, if that's what you're concerned about.
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  8. sbj

    sbj Well-Known Member

    And add-ons, node tree and all the other stuff? Just Cron settings will be reset? (Sorry for asking again but better be safe than to make a big mistake)
  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It rebuilds all of the master data such as templates, phrases, cron entries, etc.

    It won't affect any add-ons, nodes, or other created content.
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