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Post by Kestrana on June 10th 2012, 3:40 pm

Is there a way to get search (either basic or advanced) to search post content as well as topic titles?

For example, I can search my site for the word "hatching" and it returns three results. If I search for "Seeth" (a character name which only appears within posts, not in a topic title), I get no results.

I also noticed that if I search for the word "hatch" I don't get any of the results that "hatching" returns. Expected search behavior is that it would return the same results; there's nothing indicating that it has to be an exact match.

Is there a setting in the Administration panel that I'm missing? I haven't tweaked anything with regards to search (not intentionally, anyway).

Site: http://reverie.forumotion.net/

EDIT: It also appears that you can't search for anything containing apostrophes. Example: "K'then" returns no results, even though it is a topic title in the "Character Applications" board. Link: http://reverie.forumotion.net/f8-character-application


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Solved Re: Searching post content

Post by SLGray on June 10th 2012, 3:42 pm

The search option only searches by keywords in topic titles.


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Solved Re: Searching post content

Post by Kestrana on June 13th 2012, 2:34 pm

Response to slg: That didn't used to be the case. A couple of years ago when I set up my first site on FM, search would search post content. Has something changed?

Not being able to search post content is extremely inconvenient for users of my forum; we can't put the entire post in the topic title! Besides which, when you open the search results, it highlights the appearance of the word throughout the entire topic - THAT'S not limited to the title, so search is obviously capable of searching post content.

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Solved Re: Searching post content

Post by Dick Herrison on June 13th 2012, 2:53 pm

Content Removed ~ Base

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Solved Re: Searching post content

Post by Sir Chivas™ on June 13th 2012, 2:56 pm

I think you can still do that. Just search a word and it has to work.



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Solved Re: Searching post content

Post by kirk on June 13th 2012, 11:05 pm

As far as i know nothing has changed.
Forumotions search should be the same exact search function as are on regular phpbb forums. They work the same.

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Solved Re: Searching post content

Post by Kestrana on June 15th 2012, 10:25 pm

Well, if you do the "Search Google" option on the Advanced Search page, you'll get Google's results, which include searching within post content.

Less than ideal, but I guess it'll have to do.

Dunno what default phpBB behavior is, but I know the site that uses phpBB forums at my workplace has options to search content, titles, or both (and defaults to both).

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Post by SLGray on June 16th 2012, 12:30 am

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