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Mod Name:
SMF Search Enhancement Mod
Created By:
ioszilla
Additional Authors:
Spuds
Type:
Feature Enhancement
First Created:
August 06, 2007, 07:52:31 AM
Last Modified:
July 12, 2013, 05:39:04 PM
Latest Version:
1.8.2
Compatible With:
1.1.16
Total Downloads:
29200

Download this mod

DCSMFSearch_1.8.1.zip (25kB) [1192]
DCSearch_v1.8.2_SMF1.zip (25kB) [370]
Manual Install Instructions for SMF


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Description:

SMF Search Enhancement Mod

*** License ***
This Modifications Source Code is subject to the terms of the Mozilla Public License version 2.0 (the "License"). You can obtain a copy of the License at http://mozilla.org/MPL/2.0/.

*** Overview ***
DC SMF Search is a mod to the existing smf forum search function.

For illustrated demo, visit: http://www.donationcoder.com/Forums/bb/index.php?topic=9434.0

*** Features ***
1. Significant reduction of missing results (now very rare)
2. Less noise and therefore reasonably better relevance
3. Hugely improved ranking algorithm (when using FullText index)
4. Enhanced phrase search
5. Intelligent handling for '(apostrophe), .(period), and –(dash)
6. Supports short keywords (3 characters or less)
7. Supports stopwords (clichés)
8. Active board ranking heuristic (based on mouser’s suggestion)
9. Expand/foldable result summary
10. Viewing all matching posts in a topic with one click
11. Ability to sort search results live
12. Quick dropdown search box

*** IMPORTANT CONFIGURATION INFO ***
Works best with Search Settings (in admin panel):

1. Use FullText index (Search index -> FullText index)
2. Leave "Force the use of a search index" UNchecked
3. Leave "match whole words only" UNchecked
4. Maximum results to show: 0  (0: no limit)

Changelog:
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1.8.2   Minor fix to address php 4 compatibility issue
1.8.1   Fix a minor bug that caused searching with multiple quoted phrases to fail. Added Turkish lang support. New versioning scheme.
1.1.9   Updated for SMF 1.1.4
1.1.8   Spanish language support (Thanks to videoed)
1.1.7   Improved ranking for subject-only matches
1.1.6   Fixed a major bug from the *official* SMF 1.1.3 search function that is very likely to immensely disrupt search results. The bug affects all forum owners without mysql privilege to CREATE TEMPORARY TABLES.
1.1.5   Removed hard-coded English txt strings for better internationality.
1.1.4   French language support (Thanks to Eleglin)
1.1.3   Fixed a minor javascript bug
1.1.2   Minor modification to relevance score calculation.
1.1.1   Cleaned up code. Minor bug fixes. Added no single character search. Thanks to Aaron: http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=884
1.1.0
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