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Smart Reach for SobiPro

October 22nd, 2013

Smart Reach for SobiProJoomla Smart Search for SobiPro!

Smart Reach for SobiPro plugin is a solution to integrate SobiPro with the new Joomla 2.5/3.0 full text (smart) search technology.

This Finder plugin extends the core Joomla Smart Search function to index SobiPro entries. It also works with incremental updates to keep the general index up to date.

– Finder support, entries are added to the full text search index.
– Multi-Section search support, to search into several sections at once.
– New, Update, and Delete events support, the index is updated on individual updates.
– Auto-Complete, auto-suggest feature.

*** How it works ***

– Smart Reach for SobiPro works with a finder plugin and a SobiPro notifications to finder add-on

– The finder plugin allows to index the entries

– The notifications to finder add-on allows to incrementally update the index, on New entry, Entry update, Entry approved, Entry unapproved, Entry published, Entry unpublished, and Entry deleted.

Features
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– Finder support, entries are added to the full text search index.
– Multi-Section, to support more than one catalog in only one search
– Full Text Search, to take advantage of Finder’s indexes (avoiding the computer intensive LIKE)
– Hot Auto-Completion, since Finder has all entries indexed, it can efficiently complete the search query with every user keystroke.
– New, Update, and Delete events support, the index is updated on individual updates.

Developed with FOF – Framework on Framework is a RAD framework for the Joomla! CMS.

*** Configuration ***

These are the parameters of the plugin:

– Section: Identification of search catalogs.
– List of Search Fields (optional) – Identification of search fields.
– Menu – Menu (Itemid) to set a results page context.

* Check the full options in the images

Requirements
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– SobiPro 1.1.1, or superior / SobiPro 1.0.8 is supported
– Joomla 2.5 / Joomla 3.0
– PHP 5.3, or superior
– MySQL 5.5, or superior (recommended)

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— Updates in 5.0.4 – Stable – 8th October 2013
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* Usability review & improvements, new menu/toolbar
* Fix: SPBrowers SPCookie loader
* Support for Joomla 3.2 Alpha2
* Support for Framework on Framework RAD revC1A6D5A-1378494129 – 2013-09-06

*** Updates in 5.0.1 *** / Aug-2013

Full code review for SobiPro v1.1.1

*** Updates in 2.2.1 *** / Jan-2013

Fix: Notices removes from Cronjob
Feature: Improved plugin params configuration

*** Updates in 2.2.0 *** / Oct-2012

– Feature: Improved backend options

*** Updates in 2.1.0 *** / Sept-2012

– Feature: Native SobiPro Sef mode
– Joomla Coding Standard implemented

*** Updates in 2.0 ***

– Multi-Section, to support more than one catalog in only one search
– Full Text Search, to take advantage of Finder’s indexes (avoiding the computer intensive LIKE)
– Hot Auto-Completion, since Finder