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XF Enhanced Search: Can It Be Tweaked To Search Entire Site?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by TheBigK, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    I hope this is the right place to ask this question because I'm planning to buy XF Enhanced Search plugin if it solves following problem: -

    I'm in the process of integrating WordPress & XenForo. But being two different systems, I'm unable to search WordPress posts through XenForo search. I'm currently wondering whether there's a possibility of tweaking XF Enhanced Search to search our entire website - right from WordPress posts to XenForo threads and posts.

    Else, the other option I have is to replace XF search with Google Custom Search engine and rely on Google to do the math.
     
  2. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Currently no thats not possible.
     
  3. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    Thanks.
     
  4. TheComputerGuy

    TheComputerGuy Active Member

    I would think using elastic search would cross this barrier?
    Custom coding but would be awesome.
     
  5. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    That's what I'm thinking. The underlying 'Elastic Search' should be able to crawl through the entire domain. Custom coding is required; can someone here do it? If yes, how much would be the cost?
     
  6. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, elasticsearch supports multiple index types and mapping, so in theory if the underlying code was created the search could search both a wordpress and xenforo data set.
     
  7. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    Y U Say NO :eek:
     
  8. TheComputerGuy

    TheComputerGuy Active Member

    Because out of the box, the answer is no.....this is nothing something I think anyone here has done...yet...and would be costly I would imagine.
     
  9. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    I know it doesn't work out of the box, that's why I wrote -

     
  10. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    It's not really a tweak though -- it'd be a lot of work.
     
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  11. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    This
     
  12. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    Okay! But can't resist putting this -

    xf-search.jpg
     
  13. Dinh Thanh

    Dinh Thanh Well-Known Member

    Use google custom search for your entire site.
     
  14. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Good idea. Other projects that attempted this (ie. jfusion) said it was very difficult.
    I'd also like the Wordpress articles to show up in What's New.
     
  15. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I am not aware of anything other than forum posts showing up in Xenforo search.
    Not even in Xenforo Addons ...
    No [XFR] Albums, No articles, No wiki (xencarta), No ... nada.
    Anyone know of anything that (besides Members) showing up in XF search ?
     
  16. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    In fact it'd even be an awesome idea to have a system (except Google Custom Search) that crawls entire domain and lists everything according to its type.
     
  17. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Good idea. I'd call that software ...
    Xenforo CMS
    ;)
     
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  18. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I certainly don't think that it is within the scope of Enhanced Search to allow xenforo to search Wordpress. I would like it but it would be hard to do.

    Enhanced search allows larger sites to use Xenforo.
    Searching is very server intensive so ... before Enhanced Search ... many sites couldn't move to XF.

    Enhanced Search is like it's vB version: it speeds up searching.
    It however, doesn't do more intelligent searching.

    In the past, i've said forum searching is across the bar subpar.
    http://xenforo.com/community/threads/xenforo-search-improvement-ideas.23429/#post-293423
    Zero creativity. Focuses on serving up "ALL" the content.



    What are your users searching for in Xenforo ?
    Do you have a list of say ... the last 1000 searches ?
    Might be interesting to see what people are searching for.
     
  19. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    We're integrating WordPress & XenForo and even plan to extend the whole site beyond XF & WP :) . I just popped a question that came to my mind whether there's any possibility of having XF Enhanced Search find out all the content on the domain. In short, I was looking to see if it can do the job of Google Custom Search.
     
  20. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Wordpress + Xenforo
    Best of Breed + Best of Breed = win :)

    Ask around at xenscripts.com for ideas etc.
     
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