How do you use the XenForo search?

Liam W

Well-known member
For some reason, forum search engines just do not work for me.

It took me at least 6 attempts for it to show me @Chris Deeming's Addon install and upgrade addon...

And now I can't find the addon that checks for a XenForo license... (if anyone can link me, thanks ;)).

So, how do you use the XenForo search system, and what am I doing wrong?


Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
I searched for addon install upgrade a few times, nothing...
It's not called that, that's why.

Sometimes it's just a case of being less specific. You probably wouldn't find it in a title search for "Install and Upgrade" either because it's titled "Install & Upgrade".


Well-known member
One thing which is maybe obvious but often annoys me as I forget.

Make sure you untick "search this forum only"
Can we set this is unticked by default? I think this would help my users greatly - better to give them too many results than no results.