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Released: 07 Mar 2017 Last Update: 22 Aug 2017 Downloads: 34
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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.


Threadloom is installed on 150+ forums with 400M posts, including: 4x4 Community SA, Air Rifle SA, AULRO, AZ Billiards, Baby Bargains, BayouShooter, Chevy Truck Zone, Crispy Money, Fiat Forum, FreedomCardBoard, Golden Skate, JazzFanz, Muscle Mecca, and The San Francisco 49ers.

Compare Threadloom vs. vBulletin search in real-time on Turbo Diesel Register.

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

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.

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

Real-time indexing
Adds new posts within seconds.​

Planned features
  • Non-English localization (Nov. 2017).
  • Integration with XenForo censored words (Dec. 2017).

  • 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 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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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 25,000 monthly active users (30-day active users in Google Analytics). This is usually equivalent to about 500K-1M 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 4.x 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 11 Apr 2017, 07:31
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Live demo

We just set up a demo with, so you can try out Threadloom side-by-side with vBulletin standard search. Feel free to give it a go!
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Old 23 May 2017, 21:31
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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

Filter drop-down:

Multi-select + type-ahead:


Filters in use:

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Old 14 Jun 2017, 03:01
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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.

  • 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.

  • 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, 20:47
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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 22 Aug 2017, 00:55
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Today we released a plug-in update (v2.0.11). The update includes a minor backend update to support Threadloom Newsletter and adds compression. Compression saves 80% of bandwidth and 5-10% of sync time. Full release notes.
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