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BoardTracker Search Mod v2 - a full search engine for your board!
Mod Version: 2.0.6, by BoardTracker (Member) BoardTracker is offline
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vB Version: 3.5.4 Rating: (2 votes - 3.00 average) Installs: 15
Released: 01 May 2006 Last Update: 17 Jan 2010 Downloads: 25
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BoardTracker Search Mod - Version 2

This search hack replaces the built in vb search with boardtracker search and results are fully integrated with your board. Search results can be threads from your board or all boards or a select group of boards - your choice!

Once installed, search from the search box on any page will pull results from boardtracker and display them within your board. 'Advanced Search' can still link to the existing vb search script or you can disable or restrict access to specific users (ie. admins, mods, paying members etc).

Results can be formated in any way you want with some simple template variables.

Options control panel allows you to switch the boardtracker search mod on or off at any time so you can switch between boardtracker and vb search whenever you want.

The following configuration options/defaults exist:

Switch search on/off

Switch 'safe filter' on/off

Switch global search option on/off

Board ID - you can limit search to just your board, or several boards you choose or ALL boards indexed by boardtracker.

Category ID - you can define a category on boardtracker and searches will only pull results from that category.

Default Sort Order - you can sort results by relevancy or by post date.

Default Search Scope - results can be limited to last day, week, month, year or all time.

Default Search Query - a search term that will be executed whenever the boardtracker search script is called directly with no params. For example you could set it to "site:yourdomain.com blah" and it will display all threads from your board about "blah"

Find Posts By User - replace the search links on user profiles and postbits.

Internal vB Search Allowed Usergroups - specify which usergroups are allowed to still use the built in vb search (search.php) and redirect all others to the bt search (searchbt.php). Leave empty to allow all users to still access search.php


User selections on the search form override the defaults.

The mod is very easy to install and consists of 1 php script to upload, 1 product xml file to install, 1 simple template edit. The xml product file creates one new template, an options panel and a few phrases.

You can see a demo here which has the search set to global so results come from all boards in boardtracker (since there are no actual posts on the demo board to search )

Also check out our topic tagging mod with cool tag clouds here

If your board is not yet indexed by BoardTracker, make sure to submit it!


## New features in version 2..

Search posts by username
Search in specific forums
Search in related forums
Search by boardtracker category
RSS feed and alerts for searches
Global search option
Block or restrict the built in search to specific usergroups
More integration with vb search links (such as from member profile)
More widgets in the control panel to play with


We also have a version for vB3.6 here..
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=123862



updates:
v2.0.1 - fixed typo in one phrase setting
v2.0.2 - fixed bug in searchbt.php affecting some people. To upgrade, just upload the new searchbt.php, no other action required.
v2.0.3 - minor html change in templates - not a required upgrade
v2.0.4 - update to searchbt.php
v2.0.5 - small change to 'stopwords' in search_boardtracker template
v2.0.6 - updated for new BoardTracker 2010. To upgrade, upload searchbt.php, install xml, minor template edits (param names)

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Old 01 May 2006, 17:54
VaaKo VaaKo is offline
 
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I still don't get what boardtracker does
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Old 01 May 2006, 17:57
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BoardTracker is a search engine for boards.. also we provide email & IM alerts on threads matching your search terms and various other nifty features.

In the case of this mod it is basically a drop in replacement for the built in vb search which means you can provide your users with a good search system without any load on your servers.
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Old 01 May 2006, 18:22
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Does it support non-English characters?
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Old 01 May 2006, 18:34
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Originally Posted by vampireus
Does it support non-English characters?
Yes.
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Old 01 May 2006, 18:36
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Thanks man!
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Old 01 May 2006, 23:51
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Holy shit this owns. Now i can integrate all my sites results
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Old 02 May 2006, 00:35
vampireus vampireus is offline
 
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I visit your demo site and it take me forever to load " Loading search results.." for a keyword "iPod" from "A week ago"

I make a search from my board, with global board search ON, and it take me forever to load " Loading search results.." too

If I choose to show results from my site only, BoardTracker Search Mod can't find anything until my board get indexed by BoardTracker?

I'm still confused about this.
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Old 02 May 2006, 02:19
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To show results from your board it needs to be indexed by boardtracker, we just added your board and sent you email with instructions on how to complete the process - let us know if you didn't get the email.

Results should be fast, allowing for a slight delay to pull results from a remote location rather than local but usually that shouldn't be noticable. If you still find it slow please ping and traceroute to boardtracker.com from your home pc and send us (email or PM) the response so we can check it further.
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Old 02 May 2006, 02:23
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Originally Posted by chatbum
Holy shit this owns. Now i can integrate all my sites results
Yep. :banana:
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Old 02 May 2006, 03:14
vampireus vampireus is offline
 
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I claimed my site on Boardtracker and categorized all the necessary forums. What should I do next?

I haven't got the email. Where did you send it to? Please send it to phuong131285@yahoo.com. Thanks.
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Old 02 May 2006, 03:29
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Originally Posted by vampireus
I claimed my site on Boardtracker and categorized all the necessary forums. What should I do next?

I haven't got the email. Where did you send it to? Please send it to phuong131285@yahoo.com. Thanks.
We will email to phuong131285@yahoo.com just in case even though you probably did the necesssary steps anyway.
Soon the board will be activated and indexed.

There are about 15 forums left unidexed. Are the supposed to be disabled?
Please advise..
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Old 02 May 2006, 03:38
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Only one unindexed now and it's not necessary Do I need to send an email to support@boardtracker.com to get my site activated?
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Old 02 May 2006, 03:43
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no need We'll take it from here

If anyone else installs this mod and his/her board is not in BoardTracker yet, don't forget to contact us so we can add it promptly.
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Old 02 May 2006, 04:09
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Update on the slowness with the search on the demo page.
Problem should be solved. Please verify.
(Thanks to Chad from BeastToast.com for helping with the debugging process)
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