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Threadloom Search (vB4)
Mod Version: 2.0.13, by threadloom (Coder) threadloom is offline
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vB Version: 4.2.x Rating: (4 votes - 4.00 average) Installs: 20
Released: 07 Mar 2017 Last Update: 05 Sep 2018 Downloads: 83
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Description

Threadloom Search provides an easy way to upgrade your forum with cloud search. It is 10x faster than vBulletin search. It also gives you image search, spell correction, and WordPress search.


Examples

Threadloom is installed on 1000+ forums with 500M posts, including: 4x4 Community SA, Air Rifle SA, AULRO, AZ Billiards, Baby Bargains, BayouShooter, Fiat Forum, FreedomCardBoard, Golden Skate, Muscle Mecca.

Compare Threadloom vs. vBulletin search in real-time on AZBilliards.

Threadloom has dramatically boosted our site's search effectiveness, lowered bounce rates and increased the time folks are staying on our site. Our members are amazed at how fast Threadloom returns results . . . And the accuracy blows away the old search engine!
— Alan Fields, owner of Baby Bargains


Features
Computer vision-based image search
Finds images even if the search term isn't in the title, metadata, or post.

Spell correction
Fixes typos and word breaks, and recognizes popular brands and slang.

Custom search tabs
Lets you configure tabs that automatically search over your WordPress blog, storefront, or any crawlable web page.

Advanced search filters
Restrict by forum, user, tag, or thread prefix, with typeahead suggestions.

Auto-scaling
Doesn't slow down as your forum grows, and doesn't require server upgrades.

Real-time indexing
Adds new posts within seconds.​

Installation
  • Register on the Threadloom website.
  • Download and install the plug-in.
  • Wait for your forum to be indexed (~500K posts/hr).
  • Test Threadloom Search privately.
  • Enable it in AdminCP.

Mark as Installed at the top of the page to get updates.


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Baby Bargains case study

Threadloom is the first cloud search engine designed specifically for forums. Two months after installing Threadloom, searches on BabyBargains.com increased six-fold, while the time to complete a search decreased 90%. Sessions with a site search showed greater engagement compared to the year prior – lower bounce rates, more pages per session, and longer session durations.

For sessions with a search:
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Read more.


Questions and answers
Q: Do you sell or share my data?
A: No. We will never sell or share your data.

Q: Do you offer a free version?
A: Yes. Threadloom Search is free for sites with up to 1 Million posts.

Q: How do you make money?
A: We charge a monthly fee from larger forums.

Q: Do I have to pay if my members or guests search more?
A: No. All tiers – free or paid – include unlimited searches.

Q: Do you offer a free trial?
A: Yes. You can try it for free for 30 days regardless of how large your forum is. If you need more time, DM me.

Q: Do you support other versions of vBulletin.
A: Yes. Threadloom Search is tested and supported on vBulletin 3.8 and 4.x. View our vBulletin 3.8 page.

Q: How is Threadloom Search different from Sphinx?
A: Threadloom Search uses the latest in search technology to return more accurate results. It includes image search, spell correction, and WordPress search. It's also easier to perform advanced searches, and easier for you to administer because you don't have to run anything on your server.

Q: What if your servers go down?
A: We're built on Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure, which are fairly reliable. If they do hiccup, Threadloom Search automatically fails over to native search.

Q: Do you observe my theme settings?
A: Yes. You can also override colors with RGB of hex values.

Q: Is your UI responsive?
A: Yes. Check out the example links above from whichever device you prefer, or see the attached mobile screenshots.

Q: How does this integrate with Threadloom Newsletter?
A: Threadloom Search forums who also use Threadloom Newsletter will eventually get the option of personalized email newsletters for their members.

Q: Do you have any secret search superpowers hidden in the product?
A: Of course. Check them out here.​

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Old 04 May 2017, 23:39
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Originally Posted by seb5594 View Post
Hey threadloom,
could you update your plugin for vbulletin phrases? Would be nice to translate it.
@seb5594 - thanks for the suggestion. We'll look into it, but translation is definitely on the roadmap either way.
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Old 20 May 2017, 00:57
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Not to shame the developer or anything but there is currently a security issue with this plugin which allows any visitor to access any piece of content (thread, post, etc) stored in their database - the plugin does not currently honor vBulletin 4.x's permissions.

I wrote about the details here: https://www.rdforum.org/showthread.php?t=62245

As I wrote in that post:

Workaround/Fix:

Wait for the threadloom team to address the vulnerability via a patch, in the mean time disable the plugin via the vBulletin admin control panel completely, and bring the /threadloom/ directory in your forum root directory into an inaccessible state. The threadloom team noted they will be disabling the search service on their end to cause an automatic fail-over to standard vBulletin search which in theory should prevent the vulnerability from being leveraged globally, however as of the time of this post that has not yet been activated.
The threadloom team has been in contact with me and are working swiftly to resolve the issue, just wanted to make sure other forum admins who aren't necessarily keeping an eye on their system have the latest information.

As a side note, the time that I have spent using the threadloom plugin I've seen a pretty well performing search engine, and the developers are extremely friendly and active and it really does seem like a great product to replace the aging vBulletin search core, if anyone had any thoughts about any of that. I'll be re-enabling the product on my own forum once the issue has been addressed.
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Old 20 May 2017, 06:42
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Update: Developer confirms patch has been published and thus the issue resolved.
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Old 23 May 2017, 01:18
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Originally Posted by xyd View Post
Update: Developer confirms patch has been published and thus the issue resolved.
@xyd: Just wanted to thank you for reporting this issue and offer a brief summary for other admins. The issue affected vBulletin sites that had private forums that were viewable and searchable, but whose thread content were not viewable. Prior to Friday’s fix, it was possible for threads from those forums to show up in Threadloom search snippets. As soon as we confirmed the bug, we updated the Threadloom backend to stop sending search results to vBulletin customers, in order to trigger an automatic failover to standard search. We released an updated plug-in (v2.0.8) a few hours later. We've notified affected customers; all new sign-ups will receive the latest version of Threadloom. Protecting privacy is very important to us and we will work hard to prevent this from happening again.
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Old 23 May 2017, 21:30
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New filters!

Excited to announce our new filters UI in v2.0.8!
  1. Users can now easily filter by forum, user, and date.
  2. Results update in realtime.
  3. Supports type-ahead.
Demo at http://windsorpeak.com/vbulletin/thr...trollers+twins.

Filter drop-down:


Multi-select + type-ahead:


Date-picker:


Filters in use:
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Old 24 May 2017, 22:20
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I no longer see the sidebar with the categories?
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Old 25 May 2017, 16:36
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Originally Posted by RichieBoy67 View Post
I no longer see the sidebar with the categories?
Hi @RichieBoy67 - we moved this under the 'forum' filter.
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Old 25 May 2017, 17:39
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Originally Posted by threadloom View Post
Hi @RichieBoy67 - we moved this under the 'forum' filter.
I see that but now there is a big empty space where the categories used to be..
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Old 26 May 2017, 19:12
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Originally Posted by RichieBoy67 View Post
I see that but now there is a big empty space where the categories used to be..
Hm, you shouldn't see empty space where the categories box used to be. Results should be left aligned like you see here. I PMed you to follow up on your site if you want us to take a look.

The new drop-down style has a few advantages over the left-side pane that we hope you'll like.
  • Multi-select support so you can search for posts across multiple forums at the same time
  • Live editing so you can add and remove forums without clicking back
  • Text-input with type-ahead so you can search for a forum more quickly
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Old 14 Jun 2017, 02:59
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2.0.9 – released 2017-06-08

2.0.9 – released 2017-06-08

This release addresses an issue with display of Latin-1 characters, and includes improvements for scheduled task data transfers.

Improvements
  • Handle rare cases where the size of posts exceeds HTTP transfer limits.
  • Reduce size of data sent by server during scheduled task run. Results in faster task run-time.

Fixes
  • Fixed display of Latin-1 characters in the header and footer of the search results page.
  • Fixed how we query for the number of table rows when the scheduled task runs.

Full release notes
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Old 15 Jun 2017, 20:48
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All versions: Image search

Image search is now available for all Threadloom customers.
  • If you’re already using Threadloom, just install the latest plug-in from the Threadloom Portal (v2.0.6 or later for XenForo, v2.0.8 or later for vBulletin). Then, in the Portal, go to Search Settings and turn on Image Search. Just like with its sister feature, Custom Search Tabs, there is no additional charge for Image Search – they’re both included in your plan. So search on and let us know what you think!
  • If you haven’t tried Threadloom yet, sign up here. It’s completely free for smaller forums, and all of our plans for larger forums include a free 30-day trial.

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Old 17 Jun 2017, 21:27
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Threadloom Site Search is working well on my site http://www.spyidea.com/threadloom/th....php?query=seo

I would like to use Threadloom search box to replace default Vb serch box. But i want the searchbox to be below my Navbar. i want the serchbox to be as wide as Threadloom search box.

Please any procedure to achieve this?
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Old 24 Jun 2017, 22:24
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2.0.10 – released 2017-06-15

Caps request time to ensure that site performance does not degrade due to API backend latency or outages.

Improvements
  • Real-time index update API request length is capped so forum visitors don't experience delays when saving changes.

Fixes
  • Corrects an error message sent to Threadloom when the plug-in cannot properly encode data.

Full release notes
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Old 11 Jul 2017, 07:32
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Originally Posted by Naijasite View Post
Threadloom Site Search is working well on my site http://www.spyidea.com/threadloom/th....php?query=seo

I would like to use Threadloom search box to replace default Vb serch box. But i want the searchbox to be below my Navbar. i want the serchbox to be as wide as Threadloom search box.

Please any procedure to achieve this?
Hi @Naijasite: You can find instructions for adding a Threadloom search box to non-search pages in vB4 here: https://support.threadloom.com/hc/en...s/115010335228
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Old 20 Jul 2017, 06:19
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Am I doing something wrong here? Installed the Product, used the code provided to add the search bar... when I perform a search I get the default vb search page. Plugin is installed, all info is correct, and active.
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