Extension:ExtendedSearch

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ExtendedSearch
Release status: stable
BlueSpice Mediawiki Extension ExtendedSearch.png
Description Elasticsearch based search plugin to extend the search functionality
Author(s) Hallo Welt! GmbH
Maintainer(s) Hallo Welt! GmbH
Latest version 3.1.8 (2020-07-09)
Compatibility policy LTS release branches
MediaWiki 1.31 (LTS)
Database changes Yes
License GNU General Public License 3.0 only
Download See BlueSpice on SourceForge
Example en.demo.bluespice.com
  • $bsgTagSearchSearchFieldTemplatePath
  • $bsgExtendedSearchExternalFilePathsExcludes
  • $bsgESBackendClass
  • $bsgESSourceConfig
  • $bsgESAutoSetLangFilter
  • $bsgESBackendHost
  • $bsgESSearchInRawWikitext
  • $bsgESUseSubpagePillsAutocomplete
  • $bsgESMatchPercentBoostFactor
  • $bsgESAllowIndexingDocumentsWithoutContent
  • $bsgESCompactAutocomplete
  • $bsgESRecentBoostFactor
  • $bsgESMatchPercentTitleField
  • $bsgESWildcardingOperators
  • $bsgESBackendPort
  • $bsgESBackendTransport
  • $bsgESWildcardingSeparators
  • $bsgESSearchCenterDefaultFilters
  • $bsgESExternalFilePaths
  • $bsgESEnableSearchHistoryTracking
  • extendedsearch-search-specialpage
  • extendedsearch-search-wikipage
  • extendedsearch-search-repofile
  • extendedsearch-search-externalfile
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The ExtendedSearch extension replaces the default MediaWiki search engine. It is based on the Elasticsearch engine and provides many improvements over standard MediaWiki search both in terms of quality of indexed content and user interface. It offers two ways of searching for content:

  • Autocomplete
  • SearchCenter

Usage / Features[edit]

  • Searching titles, full text, files
  • Search-as-you-type and auto-complete
  • Ignore upper and lower case
  • Searching with operators (AND, OR, NOT)
  • Searching with wildcards
  • Search for phrases
  • Fuzzy search
  • Faceted search (set filters on search results)

External Links[edit]


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This extension was originally made for BlueSpice. BlueSpice is a MediaWiki distribution for enterprises and organizations. It enhances MediaWiki, in particular in the areas of quality management, process support, administration, editing and security.

You can download this extension with BlueSpice free.

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