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Joomla 4 Smart Search is not displaying results from articles created using MySQL

I just recreated an old Joomla 3 website using Joomla 4. After the new site was ready, I took all the articles that were in the old site and imported them in the new one using phpMyAdmin. Once the ...
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How to remove shortcodes from Smart Search article text results?

For example Phoca Gallery one: This is a workaround I could try to go instead: How to show full article in Smart Search results or perhaps showing only sentences with relevant words. But I'm curious ...
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Change Smart Search results template layout

I have 2 layouts in my template: default (which is indeed set as default) home For some reason Smart Search results use the home layout. How can I switch it to use default layout?
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Smart Search translation

In Joomla 4.4.2 the Smart Search component translation doesn't work for any other language then english but it happens only for 6 translations: COM_FINDER_ADVANCED_TIPS_AND; ...
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Indexing time of smart search increases heavily

I have a large site with over 900.000 articles. Now I want to use smart search. Therefore I use the CLI method to index the smart search: php -d memory_limit=256M finder_indexer.php No matter how ...
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Boolean Logic not working in Joomla 4 Smart Search when wrapping two words within quotation marks

I am having a problem with my site at https://www.shalomadventure.com where the Smart Search is not respecting the Boolean login. If I wrap two words within parentheses and do a search we are getting ...
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Smart Search results missing a category and settings for paginated results

Joomla 3.10.11 I cannot find the settings for this. I have been experimenting with the native search, smart search and an extension for advanced search. We are most happy with the results from smart ...
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How to Enable Smart Search from the dashboard

My Joomla Dashboard lists search vs. smart search, how do I enable smart search indexing? AND when I do, how do I see what is in the index? I found this joomla resource: docs.joomla.org/...
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Smart search filter not working

I am using a filter on a smart searchbar, I only want to search for tags, categories and articles. When I am using the filter and I search for example tags, it won't show any result. If I deactivate ...
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Smartsearch with multiple search modules

I manage a website that uses Smartsearch. There are 4 search areas and the two of them show the the results from the other part. The two search areas are "book" and "magazine". When I am in the ...
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Why general match and exact match not functioning properly in smart search?

I use the Joomla smart search on my site (com_finder). I have an article with the term not connected in it. When I search for the term not connected I get 0 results. When I search for the word ...
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Tagged articles not being shown in Smart Search results

I have an issue with tagged articles not being shown in smart search results. I have a test article: Title = "This is a test article" Content = "descriptiontest" Tag = "taggedtest" I have then ...
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Index content of YOOtheme text modules

I activated the Zoo search plugin as described at https://yootheme.com/support/zoo/search-plugin and yet what inside YOOtheme text modules (created using the YOOtheme builder) isn't indexed for the ...
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Can Smart Search index menu items or custom modules?

I am using Joomla v3.8.13 and have enabled Smart Search v3.0.0 which is indexing articles correctly. I've also installed ChronoForms by ChronoEngine to create a Contact Us form and some other forms. ...
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Advanced search: Hide some of the options

I am setting up a site to use the Joomla Smary Search component (com_finder). The component is working well, but I have a question about the advanced search options. When the advanced search options ...
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K2 SEF issues including Joomla Smart Search

I am having an issue with smart search and k2. If I search for a Joomla article then everything pulls the correct SEF URL. If I try to search for something that is a k2 item it loads correctly but ...
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Joomla 3 Smart Search List Non Search Articles

I am a wee bit confused with the results from a Smart Search search. The site ahs about 50 articles, search for a specific term which there are approx. 10 articles that have that search item. example ...
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How to include the Smart Search box in my home page?

Currently I am having the normal search box in my home page with, <jdoc:include type="modules" name="search" style="xhtml" /> I want to replace it with Smart Search plugin as I need to change ...
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Smart Search - Same Content but Different indexes and front-end results

I have not a deep experience with the ins and outs of Smart Search. I am trying to figure out why I am getting different search results after searching with the exact same term in those 2 instances of ...
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Smart Search always returning results to component, not the defined new page

I've read this: Joomla 2.5 How To show Smart Search results on their own page, but it seems to apply to J 2.5 only. I've followed the steps here to set up Smart Search on a J 3.8.2 site: https://docs....
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Smart Search returns 500 internal error

I can't figure out how to get Smart Search to work. I believe I've enabled it appropriately and I've got a small sample set indexed. But anytime I type a search I just get a internal 500 error. Apache ...
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Joomla 3.7.2 Smart Search Filters Uneditable

Just updated a site from 2.5 to 3.7.2 and now I can't access my smart search filter settings. When I go into one of them I'm supposed to see selections and checkboxes. See link. https://docs.joomla....
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How to smartsearch return synonymous and plural in results?

I need smartsearch results "was more smart". When I type "sumula" they return "sumulas", too. "sumulas" is plural of "sumula". How can I do this?
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Smart Search exclude search articles by author name

I have Joomla version 3.6.5 and Content Smart search version 3.0.0. When we write author name in search box it will display articles written by that author. I want to stop this search. e.g. article ...
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How to smart search excluding specific expressions or letters?

When I do a search in the smart search component, I need the results to exclude some unique letters or expressions like: "a", "e", "de", "da", etc... . Is it possible?
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Why are some items from Zoo not indexed in Smart Search?

Smart Search and Zoo are working as expected in 95% of Zoo items. However, something strange is happening with the remaining 5% causing them not to work. I have items with the text 1,251,647 that ...
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How to show full article in Smart Search results

I want to show full article in smart Search results (including images and other html) As i see i have to change the line 34 $description = JHtml::_('string.truncate', JString::substr($this->...
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How to make a Cron-job for smart search

When setting up a Cronjob for smart search the links from search results goes to blank pages. When indexing manually everything works. What am i doing wrong? Sending the command php [URL]/cli/...
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Whats the best Joomla Search

What is the best Joomla Search extension? We are using ZOO franework and have a multilanguage site. So we need an extension that will be able to search trough different extensions and have the ...
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Joomla 2.5 Smart Search - search as exact phrase by default

How can I set Smart Search to search as exact phrase by default? I've noticed that most of our users expect "exact phrase" behaviour rather than "this AND that" behaviour when they type into the Smart ...
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onFinderCategoryChangeState event for com_finder in Joomla never fires

I am implementing a plugin for jdownloads to be used in the component smart search. To implement this plugin I have to use the event onFinderCategoryChangeState to actualize the state to the download ...
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Joomla 2.5 How To show Smart Search results on their own page

It's me again with that old J2.5 site (see my previous Q K2 and duplicated Open Graph tags). Client wanted to have Smart Search instead of good old simple Search, so I have created module in the ...
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How to add Zoo Category in Smart Search page result?

When i use smart search and type a Zoo Category name, the smart search auto complete suggest this category. But in results page the category link was not there, only articles was inside in this ...
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How to use getContentExtras() in SmartSearch indexing?

I've read google all the very limited documention of SmartSearch/com_finder routines after starting with How to add com_content extra fields to Smart Search Index, and am no further along ...
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Smartsearch and tags

My joomla website has a number(100) of articles in a category named xyz. How do i add the name XYZ or text abc to every article in the category xyz? The purpose of this is so that a public user can ...
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How does a custom component trigger the SmartSearch indexing?

After many months, I've had to come back to a component that was well under way, which I thought was automatically indexing the data I was saving as it was saved. As I'm re-familiarizing myself with ...
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How to use OpenSearch?

Forgive my ignorance about OpenSearch, but after providing the OpenSearch name and description, I have no idea how to see if it's in effect, or where to see evidence that the site is "openly" ...
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Custom Joomla 3.4 Finder Plugin Not Displaying in Results

I have created a custom finder plugin to reference my custom component content, however, the content indexes as expected but it doesn't show up in the results on the front end. Have I missed a step? ...
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Add category name to Smart Search results?

I want to add the articles category name, when the results show up for "Smart search" plugin. right now it only shows the article name. i tried to use this code, but it didn't work: <?php $title = ...
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Can I access/use Joomla's Smart Search results in my custom component?

Is it possible to call the Smart Search "engine" from a custom component, hopefully with AJAX? Our component has an exhaustive amount of content that needs to be searched from within the component ...
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Detect position of loading Javascript libraries in Joomla frontend?

Is there a way to detect position of loading javascript libraries in Joomla(my goal is 'framework.bootstrap'). because I currently follow this post but after using "unset" method from [JDataset][2] ...
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Smart search Indexer duplicate entry mysql error

I'm running Joomla 3.3.1 with MySQL 5.6.21 and I'm getting the following error when running an Index. It indexes 2 items and then stops. An Error Has Occurred Duplicate entry '1-0' for key '...
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Indexing content for Joomla smart search must be repeated every few days

In Joomla 3.4.1 I'm using smart search and K2 for content. The content is indexed and it works ok - for a few days. Then I type a word in the search box and nothing is found. I go back to admin and ...
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Smart Seach (finder) not search "transversally" in all languages enabled in site

Thanks to be in this great community. I need a little help :-( I have Smart Search enabled in a perfect configured multilanguage site. All of content are indexed like i see in the backend, all ...
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Search for elements in sections, without getting into the articles

I have created a somewhat complex site that shows a lot of mini K2 articles on each page, to make sure that everything is editable. For example, I have a slider (each slide is an item), a list of ...
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Searching with Smart Search shows HTML-Code of articles

I use the Smart Search of Joomla 2.5. So I added it and made an Index etc. It works but it also shows some HTML-Code of the articles within results. I don't want that a User can see that. How can I ...
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Changing layout of tag search in smart search results joomla 3.x

If I search by tags in smart search module it lists all tags.If I click on the tag it lists artices with that tag.Instead if I search by tags is there anyway to directly list articles with that tags??...
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smart search plugin for custom component not indexing

I'm having trouble to implement a smart search plugin for my component. I searched and I could only find this question that looked a bit like mine, but it didn't work in my case. In this component I ...
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Exclude specific articles / categories from smart search

I was wondering if it's possible to exclude specific articles and/or categories from my smart search. For example I have a category named 'Uncategorised' that I would like to be 'non-searchable'. I ...
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Show module only on the start page

I've made a finder plugin which creates router links to my component. If there is no menu link available (especially when the found item is in a subcategory) the route of the item in the finder plugin ...
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