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Free Search Improvements 2.4.2

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Compatible XF 2.x versions
  1. 2.0
  2. 2.1
  3. 2.2
Additional Requirements
php 7.0+
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A collection of improvements to XF's Enhanced Search and some for XenForo's default MySQL search.

MySQL & Elastic Search features;

  • range_query search DSL
    • allows arbitrary range queries for numerical data
  • Allow users to select the default search order independent for the forum wide setting.
Elastic Search Only features:

  • Per content type weighting
  • Adds Elastic Search information to the AdminCP home screen.
  • Adds a debug option to log the search DSL queries to error log for troubleshooting
  • Option to extend search syntax to permit;
    • + signifies AND operation
    • | signifies OR operation
    • - negates a single token
    • " wraps a number of tokens to signify a phrase for searching
    • * at the end of a term signifies a prefix query
    • ( and ) signify precedence
    • ~N after a word signifies edit distance (fuzziness)
    • ~N after a phrase signifies slop amount
    • In order to search for any of these special characters, they will need to be escaped with \.


New Permissions

  • Search Options
Contributing features or bug fixes
Please create a Github Pull request via the "More information." link.


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  2. 2.4.1 - Maintenance update

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  4. 2.3.1 - Maintenance update

    Improve MySQL range-search support for Report Improvements warning points search
  5. 2.3.0 - Maintenance update

    Require XF2.1+ Rework "Allow empty search" support, support for XF2.1.8+ features and also XF2.1.0+

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