Red Model S. Baby boots. Cornet for sale. What do all of these forum searches have in common? They’re all better when you can search for images alongside posts. Today, I’m excited to share that Image Search is now available for all Threadloom customers.
Many forums host a WordPress blog or other resources on their site. Unfortunately, until now, there hasn’t been an integrated solution to search over blog and other content alongside your forum posts. Today, we’re launching Custom Search Tabs, which allows you to integrate content from your WordPress blog or other resources in your Threadloom search results.
Ever search for something on a forum and wish you could quickly drill into a specific category? Or see who the top posters are for that particular search and narrow the results instantly to the top three users' posts? Or easily view all sold or closed items based on a thread prefix?
Thread prefixes are a great way to help users quickly identify what category a post belongs to. We're happy to announce today that we now support XenForo thread prefixes in Threadloom search. Not only will thread prefixes now show up in search results, but you can also filter search results by prefix, simply by typing [prefix:myprefix]; and for the more adventurous amongst us, you can combine that with any of our other advanced search operators. Here's an example on Home Theater Forum:
Imagine if you searched for a topic on the Internet, and nothing came back? Or even worse, pages of results came back, but none of them were relevant? This sounds impossible with today’s modern search engines, yet it happens multiple times a day to 100s of millions of users of online forums.
I’m pleased to announce that earlier this week, we launched Threadloom Community Search (TCS) on our first XenForo customer, TwinStuff.com. TwinStuff is a family-friendly forum that hosts discussions about everything related to twins. Now, when you search on the site, you’ll get all of the benefits of TCS, including improved search quality, forum filters, and fast forum-specific restricts.