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Search Improvements 2.4.6

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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. 2.4.5 - Bugfix update

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  3. 2.4.4 - Maintenance update

    Re-add "On error, log search DSL" option, default on.
  4. 2.4.2 - Maintenance update

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