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XF 1.4 Direct search link?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Floren, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. Floren

    Floren Well-Known Member

    In vBulletin I had an option to perform a full search with a link, without filling a search form.
    For example, I want to search for:
    without entering any information into search form. How can I do this in XenForo?

    Thank you for your help.
  2. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

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  3. Floren

    Floren Well-Known Member

    @Mike, quick question about Resources only search. I'm trying to use this:

    This returns all Forum and Resources results. How can I return only the Resource results?
    Also, is there a better/more compact format of the above query (i.e. instead of keywords=, use k=)?

    Thanks for your help, everyone.
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2014
  4. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    In this case, I'm not sure where the t/o/c values are coming from. They're not submitted with the search; they're for the form itself.

    You can look at Chrome's network tab to see the values that are submitted:
    keywords: test
    child_categories: 1
    order: relevance
    type: resource_update
    (You can omit some of those, certainly the blank ones.)
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  5. Floren

    Floren Well-Known Member

    @Mike, I apologize for my lack of knowledge. Is this the proper way to see the options in Network?


    I can't seem to find anywhere your posted variables (i.e. type: resource_update).
  6. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    On the right track, but use the advanced search form.
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