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Instant Search

by Precog Software for Confluence Server 5.2 - 5.8.13 and more versions
Versions available for Confluence Server 3.5 - 3.5.17
Confluence Server 4.0 - 5.2
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    easy and configurable search

    Search that is fast, customizable, and useful


    Custom CSS

    Provides a loose "type-ahead" search that has a highly customizable look a feel such as excerpts or other search details.

    Customizable. Remove excerpts and set width.

    Can use your own css for your watermark, input, and search box.

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    by Suchi Govindarajan on 2015-02-03
    A really good customisable search function. But I'm encountering a problem where clicking the Search button takes you to a search of *all* the spaces--even though I've restricted the search to a single space. The type-ahead search on the page works as expected, and is restricted to the space.
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    Vendor response

    Thanks for reporting. Addressing issue in: https://bitbucket.org/ndunn/instant-search/issue/25
    by Tomaz on 2014-07-02
    Could you please answer the questions below: - Is it possible to replace the default live search with instant search (is it is possible to search the whole site just by pressing some shortcut (default gg) no matter on which page you are currently located) - does instant search, searches also parts of the word written somewhere in the body of the document (if I have document with the title: Title 1 and with body: Document body 1, I would like that instant search returns the document if just string "cument" is searched)
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    Vendor response

    Great questions. I'll try to summarize: - Is it possible to replace the default live search with instant search? In Confluence 4 yes. In Confluence 5, I could not figure out a way to do it cleanly and get the same functionality. Instructions here: https://bitbucket.org/ndunn/instant-search/wiki/Home - Is it is possible to search the whole site just by pressing some shortcut (default gg) no matter on which page you are currently? You can definitely setup the macro to search the entire site. I've not wired in a short-cut, but there is a setting (I believe its called "focus") to force the focus to go to the macro, first, after its already been loaded. - Does Instant Search also search part of the word written somewhere in the body of the document (if I have document with the title: Title 1 and with body: Document body 1, I would like that instant search returns the document if just string "cument" is searched)? No. It relies on Confluence's Lucene engine, which only searches from the beginning of the word. It should, however, treat hyphenated words as two words. Let me know if you have any additional questions.
    by Hans-Christian Riehl on 2014-06-04
    The german translation is quite poor - and some characters are not displayed correctly. So, I would like to create my own translation. Do you have any tips for me?
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    Vendor response

    Thanks for feedback. Please file a bug: https://bitbucket.org/ndunn/instant-search/issues?status=new&status=open If you have a preferred translation or screenshots where this you are getting encoding errors that would be helpful. Thanks.
    by Art Mack on 2014-02-06
    I was hoping for much more, sorry but I dont get it and there is no documentation.
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    Vendor response

    Art, I appreciate the feedback. I've updated some of the documentation (there are MANY places to update documentation). During installation / configuration of the Macro, there should still be sufficient documentation for each option. Please contact me via the vendor link if you have further issues.
    by Ingomar Otter on 2013-05-08
    May be great but usage instructions / documentation are lacking making this difficult to add.
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    Vendor response

    Thanks for the feedback.  I'd like to fix any issues with installation or documentation.  If you could contact me offline (ndunn at me.com) or here I would like to fix any issues you  have related to installation / documentation.       User feedback really helps make this a better product.  

    More details

    Provides "Instant Search" macro, a highly customizable "type-ahead" search box. Options:

    • Filters: space key, type of content, contributor, label (include / exclude), content with regular expression (include / exclude), last modified date
    • Show/Hide: space key, labels, date created, date last modified, excerpt, search button
    • Customize: maximum search results, input field width, excerpt length, url (include /exclude), search button, watermark, search and result css, result width, tab order, focus on page load

    Confluence 4.3+ Instant Search (2.1+)

    • Filters: number of likes
    • Customizations: hide / replace text, show likes, sort by likes
    • Track searches and display with Instant Search Log Table Macro

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    Release notes

    Version 2.2.12 Confluence Server 5.2 - 5.8.13 Released 2015-09-05


    added filter by space categories and more category types


    - uses the concept of space categories now (ALL (default), GLOBAL, PERSONAL)

    - adds more category types adding: personal space description, mail, status, draft, custom


    1. Log into your Confluence instance as an admin.
    2. Click the admin dropdown and choose Atlassian Marketplace. The Manage add-ons screen loads.
    3. Click Find new add-ons from the left-hand side of the page.
    4. Locate Instant Search via search. The appropriate add-on version appears in the search results.
    5. Click Try free to begin a new trial or Buy now to purchase a license for Instant Search. You're prompted to log into MyAtlassian. Instant Search begins to download.
    6. Enter your information and click Generate license when redirected to MyAtlassian.
    7. Click Apply license. If you're using an older version of UPM, you can copy and paste the license into your Confluence instance.

    To find older Instant Search versions compatible with your instance, you can look through our version history page.

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