Vanilla advanced search
I have started to seek information to extend the default vanilla search to get more search options (title, author, tags ...) like other open source forums.
I found two plugins:
https://vanillaforums.org/addon/find-plugin (I think is outdated and unfinished)
https://vanillaforums.org/addon/searchcategory-plugin (it works with errors vanilla 2.2)
I have found that plugin used here called "advanced search" is only available on vanilla cloud hosting ...
I know that this kind of search is limited by mysql but for little community it can be essential.
When the forum will grow SphinxSearch needed to integrate on it and change the host plan... (maybe vanilla cloud) Not all shared hosting let you install Sphinx.
I know that vanilla gains on other things but on basic advanced search wins any other open source forum.
I do not think that is so exclusive functionality to be hidden for vanilla cloud and I think the advanced search MySQL should be integrated into vanilla core.
But it's just my opinion, otherwise many thanks to vanilla team for what we have.
Well, I have to look as improve the way vanilla basic search ...
Sorry for my bad English.