[openlp-dev] Forums Search Feature

Raoul Snyman raoul at snyman.info
Fri Oct 27 19:43:25 EDT 2017

Hi guys,

We try to encourage people to use the forums for a lot of things, and I 
often find duplicated posts. After playing around a bit, I realised that 
the search on our forums is AWFUL. It's so bad *I* cannot find anything 
using it.

With this in mind, I took a snapshot of the forums and set them up using 
a specialised search engine called Sphinx. The result is PHENOMENALLY 

For example, trying to search for the infamous "Fatal error -1" problem:


And now using Sphinx:



And that brings us to the only problem with this... We can't use the 
current web hosting that we use for the website, forums and support 
system. To be honest, I don't think it's a big problem, we can easily 
host the forums on openlp.io... except that we're now putting the forums 
onto a box that sometimes can be unreliable (usually external factors). 
I could, however, host it on my mail server, which is in another 


Raoul Snyman
+1 (520) 490-9743
raoul at snyman.info

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