Sphinx Search for Elgg 1.8

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Make your search super zippy with Sphinx!

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# Sphinx Search for Elgg 1.8

This plugin uses the open source Sphinx search engine to power search on your Elgg site.

This is (theoretically) much faster than mysql's fulltext search engine, and

also provides some nice features such as stemming.  Read more about Sphinx at

http://sphinxsearch.com/.

 

Currently uses Sphinx for `user`, `group`, and `object` searches only. Falls 

back to default Elgg search functionality for `tag` and `comment` searches.

 

## Installation

***WARNING: IT IS CRITICAL THAT YOUR ELGG DATA DIRECTORY BE INSTALLED OUTSIDE THE

WEB ROOT BEFORE INSTALLING THIS PLUGIN.  FAILING TO DO SO WILL GUARANTEE EXPOSURE

OF YOUR DATABASE CREDENTIALS TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.***

 

Note: Your server may require certain permissions to allow you to install + run 

Sphinx. If you cannot get those permissions, you should not use this plugin.

 

Note: all commands are given as if on Linux.  For Windows, just add ".exe".

 

1. Place the plugin folder in your "mod" directory as "sphinx"

2. Go to /admin/plugins and activate the "Sphinx Search" plugin

3. Download Sphinx -- http://sphinxsearch.com/downloads/beta/

4. Install Sphinx -- http://sphinxsearch.com/docs/manual-2.0.1.html#installation

5. Start Sphinx

   

   ```

   <path to sphinx>/bin/searchd --stop

   <path to sphinx>/bin/indexer --config <elgg data root>/sphinx/sphinx.conf --all

   <path to sphinx>/bin/searchd --config <elgg data root>/sphinx/sphinx.conf

   ```

   

   You should set up a cron to run the above commands 

   every so often in order to keep the indexes fresh

 

## Testing

I have only tested this plugin on my local Windows machine. I would welcome reports

of tests in other environments as well!

 

## Resources

* http://sphinxsearch.com/docs/manual-2.0.1.html

* http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/library/os-php-sphinxsearch/

Evan Winslow

Software Engineer at Google. Elgg enthusiast. I wrote the Javascript and CSS frameworks for 1.8.

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  • Updated: 2014-11-17
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