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XF 1.4 Resources search and categories

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by flowerpot132, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. flowerpot132

    flowerpot132 Formerly mugtree

    I think the resources could be improved.

    Resources search

    Can the resources search engine pick up content within the resource document, eg word.doc file. So any words within the resource document could appear in search results, at the moment only the resources title is searched.

    I am thinking of buying the enhanced search. Is it any good and can it do the above?

    I understand it can not.

    Resources categories

    I want to add a resource to more than one category, how do I do that please?
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It's not possible to search content within attachments.

    Resources can only be added to a single category.
  3. flowerpot132

    flowerpot132 Formerly mugtree

    That's not very good.

    So where does the search search? Just the title? Description? Can you add tags?

    Why can't you add to more than one category?
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Search covers the title and resource description/content.
    There is no mechanism for scanning uploaded attachments and inserting any textual content into the search index.

    It hasn't been designed to be able to do so.
  5. flowerpot132

    flowerpot132 Formerly mugtree

    Ok thanks, I guess I can try and fill the description field with keywords in that case?

    Shame about the categories. Did you not think that would be a good idea? resources alsways come under more than one category. What ways are there around this? Someone mentioned prefixes.
  6. flowerpot132

    flowerpot132 Formerly mugtree

    Hi, did you see my last message ok?
  7. flowerpot132

    flowerpot132 Formerly mugtree

  8. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Any text entered into the title/body of the resource are searchable; just not the contents of the file itself.

    Content existing in more than one area is completely fundamentally different than existing in just one area, so it's unlikely to change. Prefixes might fit your needs but you'll need to try them out to see if they work for you, but prefixes are really just a method of sub-categorization.
  9. flowerpot132

    flowerpot132 Formerly mugtree

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