Sphinx Extension Doesnt work for me
I am new to media wiki and for that matter to any web application development. I was exploring Mediawiki and have installed "MediaWiki 1.18.2" and have attempted to integrate Sphinx search. I have used "Sphinx 2.0.4-release".
The problem I am facing is that I am unable to search through the contents of the pages or the documents embedded in the MediWiki. It is only able to search the Title of the Pages. This is the same irrespective of the "GO" button or the "SEARCH" button. Whereas Through the command in the Sphinx Search, I am able to find all the text. Can someone please help me in debugging this.
The documentation is quite extensive (compared with other extensions), and it might be that you need to do the setup more than ones to fully understand the implication in how searchd, indexer and SphinxSearch is working together. If you follow the steps outlined in the documentation you should be able get the extension working but it will be hard for anyone to give any guidance as long their are no particular problems to solve.
For example did you do "Step 4 - Test Out Sphinx" to ensure that the infrastructure is setup correctly otherwise if this step fails something is wrong in your configuration and searching within MediaWiki will definitely not work as advertised.
In order to use Sphinx in MediaWiki you have register the extension, see "Step 9 - Extension Installation - Local Settings"
You should also consult the Extension:SphinxSearch/Troubleshooting page.